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MLA Tom Shypitka, Kootenay East

Lord God, thank you for the opportunity to lift Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka before you in prayer. We thank you for his faithful service in his constituency and pray you would lead and guide him in all areas of legislation and in his role as Official Opposition critic for Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation. Please supply him with new innovations to best serve the province. Please keep Mr. Shypitka and his family safe and healthy during this season and draw close to them as they go about their daily routines. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Tom Shypitka was elected MLA for Kootenay East in 2017 and re-elected in 2020. He currently serves as the Official Opposition critic for Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation. Prior to his election, Tom was a financial advisor and served as a Cranbrook city councillor, director of the East Kootenay Regional District and hospital board, as well as vice chair of the Central East Kootenay Community Directed Funds Committee and chair of the Cranbrook in motion committee. Tom enjoys volunteering his time working with several health-based local charities, coaching minor baseball, soccer, and curling. He is an avid curler and is a three time provincial champion at the national level, playing at the Brier twice and narrowly missing the opportunity to represent Canada at the Olympics. Tom is married and has three children.