Tuesday, January 29, 2013
MLA: Marc Dalton - Maple Ridge-Mission
We bless MLA: Marc Dalton, Father, and we thank You for the heart of a servant that you have given him. We pray that You would give him fresh eyes to see those things that are unseen or hidden. As he looks into the issues that come before him we pray that You would bring clarity and quick understanding and unique solutions. As he steps into this next season we pray for open doors for him. Protect him and his family and may they continue to be strength to one another. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.
Marc Dalton was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Independent Schools to the Minister of Education on September 5, 2012.
He was elected as MLA to represent the riding of Maple Ridge-Mission in May 2009.
Previously, Marc worked as a long-time teacher in the Maple Ridge School District at both the elementary and high school levels. He has a Bachelors Degree in French and History and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, both from Simon Fraser University. Raised in a military family he lived in bases across the country and served in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves after graduating. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Maple Ridge.
Marc is Aboriginal (Metis) and speaks French. He has led student exchanges to Quebec to promote unity, French language fluency and an appreciation of Canadian culture. He has attended the Teachers Institute of Parliamentary Democracy in Ottawa and has been active in politics at all different levels over the past 25 years.
He is a resident of Maple Ridge and has been married to his wife, Marlene, for 24 years. They have three grown children.
For several years, Marc worked as a volunteer with youth and reaching out to the needy. Currently, he and Marlene are involved with feeding the homeless in downtown Maple Ridge.