Heavenly Father, we bring to you today the Hon. Mike Farnworth, Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. Thank you, God for being with him as he works toward making BC a safe place to live. Give him wisdom and knowledge in all his decision making. We ask for your peace and health to be upon him. May Mike be able to schedule times to rest and rejuvenate his mind and body, so he can be the best he can be for himself and others around him. Amen
Mike Farnworth was re-elected as MLA for Port Coquitlam in 2017 and again in 2020. He was first elected as MLA for Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain in 1991, and re-elected in 1996, 2005, 2009 and 2013. He is the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Minister responsible for ICBC. Mike was raised in Port Coquitlam and has lived there for more than 40 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geography at Simon Fraser University, and was elected to Port Coquitlam city council for three terms in 1983, 1985 and 1990. As MLA, he served in numerous cabinet positions, including Minister of Health, and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. From 2001 to 2004, Mike worked in Bulgaria, the Balkans and then Iraq on democratic governance programs to help build multiparty democracies in former one-party states.