Lord, we pray for MLA: Dan Ashton today. Thank You for the experience that he brings to his role as MLA. You have prepared him for this moment in time. We pray that You would use him today as he serves his constituents and our province as a whole. Give him creative solutions to difficult problems. Help him as he works with the Core Review as well. Use him as a support to the minister he serves. Bless his family and his staff today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Dan Ashton was elected MLA for Penticton on May 14, 2013.
He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister Responsible for Core Review on June 7, 2013. He is the vice-chair of the Cabinet Working Group on Core Review, and a member of the Treasury Board.
Before being elected as an MLA, Dan served two terms as Mayor of the City of Penticton following three consecutive terms as a Councillor. He served ten terms as Chair of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, and spent four years as a trustee on the Municipal Finance Authority.
While Dan was born in Edmonton, his family moved to Penticton two weeks after his birth and he considers himself a proud Okanaganite. The Ashton family business was retail, with locations in the Okanagan, Kootenays and the Lower Mainland.
Dan and his wife Monique have two children, Coleton and Chantal. The Ashton family prides itself on being active in the community.