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MLA Mike de Jong, Abbotsford West

Heavenly Father, we pray for MLA
Michael de Jong today. Grant him wisdom, which You generously give without finding fault. Provide him with clarity of mind for the decisions he faces. Renew his mind and spirit with the breath of Your Holy Spirit. Bless the work of his hands, and may Your grace be upon him, granting him peace. In the name of our Lord Jesus, Amen.

Michael de Jong was re-elected in 2017 and again in 2020 as the MLA for Abbotsford West, an area he has represented since first being elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in a 1994 by-election. The six-term MLA has served as Minister of Finance, Minister of Health, Attorney General, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Minister of Labour and Citizens’ Services, and Minister of Forests. In addition, he also served as Government House Leader. Before his election in 1994, de Jong served two terms as an elected school trustee for Abbotsford School District 34, and was a lawyer with his own Abbotsford firm. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in Ottawa and a law degree from the University of Alberta. Michael has also been involved with the Abbotsford-Matsqui Arts Council, the Matsqui Youth Commission and holds the rank of Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces Air Force Reserve.