Lord God, today we bring before You MLA: Dan Ashton and pray for him as he works diligently. Lord, you know all things and you know what he needs to accomplish all of those things that are before him. We ask that You will give him strength and guidance by the mighty power of Your Holy Spirit. May he along with those he works with know that people do care about them and do appreciate all their efforts on our behalf. We pray also that You would be with his family and watch over them as he travels and is away from them. This is our prayer in the Name of Christ the Lord. 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.