Sunday, January 13, 2013

MLA: Jagrup Brar - Surrey-Fleetwood

Jesus, we thank You for MLA: Jagrup Brar and lift him up in prayer to You today.  May You continue to renew, refresh and prepare him for this new year ahead.  Thank You for his commitment to his constituency and the people he works with.  God, we ask that You will bless him with good health and strength as he goes about his daily work.  Please watch over his family and those close to him this year. Thank You for this man who has chosen to serve this province and its people. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

Jagrup Brar was elected as the MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood on May 12, 2009. He served as MLA for Surrey-Panorama Ridge from Oct. 28, 2004 until the riding boundaries were re-drawn.

Jagrup serves as Opposition Critic for Small Business. Jagrup has also served as Opposition Critic for Healthy Living and Sport, Small Business and Revenue, Employment and Income Assistance and as Critic for Solicitor General and Public Safety.

Born in India, Jagrup was a member of the Indian National Basketball team and earned a master’s degree in Philosophy. He then moved to Canada to study at the University of Manitoba where he earned a Master's degree in Public Administration, MPA. Jagrup moved to British Columbia from Winnipeg fourteen years ago. Since then, Jagrup and his family have put down strong roots in Surrey.

An involved member of his community, Jagrup is a dedicated local volunteer, and has taken time to help a variety of local organizations providing services to young people, seniors, the homeless and new Canadians.

For over a decade, Jagrup worked in the public and non-profit sectors, assisting professionals with career development and working with employers to develop strategies to recruit a highly-skilled, multicultural workforce. As the Executive Director of the Surrey Self Employment and Entrepreneur Development Society (SEEDS), Jagrup trained new entrepreneurs to develop and launch successful small business ventures.

Jagrup is married and lives in Surrey with his wife Rajwant and their children - Noor and Fateh.

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