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MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert, Vancouver – West End

Heavenly Father, we lift up MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert, Vancouver-West End, an influential figure in our community. May he lead in a manner pleasing to you, guided by the heart for others that you’ve designed him with. As Proverbs says, « Trust in the Lord with all your heart; lean not on your understanding. » We pray he would trust in your wisdom and guidance. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Spencer Chandra Herbert was first elected as the MLA for Vancouver-Burrard in 2008 in a by-election, and then elected as the first MLA for the new riding of Vancouver-West End in 2009. Spencer was then re-elected in 2013, 2017 and again in 2020. He serves as the Deputy Speaker. Spencer’s advocacy for equality and human rights led to the adoption of legislation explicitly protecting transgender people in BC’s Human Rights Code. Spencer served as an elected Vancouver Park Board commissioner from 2005 to 2008. Before becoming an MLA, Spencer was an award-winning artist and arts producer working primarily in theatre and dance. He was the associate producer of the United Nations World Urban Festival. Born and raised in Vancouver, Spencer lives in the West End with his partner Romi, a community developer.