Father, we come before You with thanksgiving for the men and women that serve us in the government of the Province of British Columbia. We lift up MLA: Gordon Hogg to You and ask You to pour out Your blessings on him and his family. Be with him Lord, as he serves on government committees and in his constituency of Surrey-White Rock. Open his eyes to new possibilities as he travels and talks to the people of our province. Renew his strength and vision for the work You have called him to do. We ask this in Jesus' name, Amen.
Gordon Hogg was first elected to represent the riding of Surrey-White Rock in a 1997 byelection. He was re-elected in 2001, 2005 and again in 2009.
Gordon is currently the government caucus chair and is Parliamentary Secretary for Non-profit Partnerships to the Minister of Social Development. He also serves on various committees, including the Cabinet Committee on Families First and the Cabinet Committee on Open Government and Engagement.
Previously, he served as Parliamentary Secretary for Social Entrepreneurship to the Minister of Finance and a member of the Select Standing Committees on Education, Aboriginal Affairs and Crown Corporations. He is also the former Minister of State for Mining, Minister of State for ActNow BC and Minister of Children and Family Development.
He previously served as Minister of State for ActNow BC and Minister of Children and Family Development.
He was also the chair of the Seniors Caucus Committee and has served on the Cabinet Committee for Agenda Development and the Select Standing Committees on Finance and Government Services, Sustainable Aquaculture, Children and Youth, Health and Social Services, Justice, Constitutional Affairs, and Intergovernmental Relations.
Previously, Gordon served as the Official Opposition Critic for education and human resources and was also a member of the Official Opposition Caucus Committees on Health and Education.
Gordon was a counsellor, probation officer and regional director for corrections prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly. He received his bachelor of arts in sociology and psychology from the University of British Columbia and his master’s degree in psychology from Antioch College
He served on White Rock council for 20 years, for 10 of which he was mayor. He has been a board member of more than 15 committees and non-profit societies, including the Peace Arch Community Health Council and Peace Arch District Hospital. He has also been a foster parent and little league coach.
Gordon and his wife, LaVerne, live in White Rock and have one son.