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MLA: John Rustad

Nechako Lakes


Elected: 2005, 2009

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIBERAL PARTY

 
E-mail: john.rustad.mla@leg.bc.ca
Web site: www.johnrustadmla.bc.ca

Office:
East Annex
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC
V8V 1X4

Vanderhoof Constituency:
PO Box 421
183 First Street
Vanderhoof, BC
V0J 3A0

Phone:

250 953-4892

Phone:

250 567-6820

Fax:

250 387-9066

Fax:

250 567-6822

 

Toll free:

1 877 964-5650

   

 

Houston Constituency:
PO Box 1142
2500 Butler Avenue
Houston, BC
V0J 1Z0

 

Phone:

250 845-7770

 

Fax:

250 845-7780

John Rustad was re-elected to represent the newly redistributed riding of Nechako Lakes on May 12, 2009, and was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Silviculture to the Minister of Forests and Range on June 10, 2009. He was previously elected as MLA for the riding of Prince George-Omineca in the 2005 provincial election.

John currently co-chairs the Farm Assessment Review Panel and has chaired the Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations, the Select Standing Committee to Appoint a Police Complaint Commissioner and the Government Caucus Committee on Social Development. He was also a member of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth, the Select Standing Committee on Education, the Selection Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services and the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

Since 2005, John has chaired the Northern Caucus of B.C. and has toured extensively throughout the North to listen and bring forward issues that affect those communities. He is also a chair of B.C.’s Outdoor Caucus and government representative to PNWER (Pacific Northwest Economic Region).

Born and raised in Prince George, John has worked in the forest industry for more than 20 years. He formed Western Geographic Information Systems Inc. in 1995, offering a consulting service to the forest industry. Previously he was the Geographic Information Systems department manager for Timberline Forest Inventory Consultants in Prince George. John also owns a woodlot license and has been involved in land development projects.

Elected as a school trustee in 2002, John has worked on innovative projects throughout the district, including the South Fort George Family Resource Centre, a project designed to combine social services from a variety of agencies. John also championed the renovation and expansion of the College Heights Secondary School (CHSS) through a self-financed project; and advocated for the new Trade and Technical Program of Excellence for Grade 10-12 students and the Healthy Choices Committee designed to promote healthy choices in diet and exercise within schools.

John and his wife Kim were married in 1995. John is an avid soccer player and he and Kim enjoy theatre, golf, skiing and the outdoors.