Occupation: Member of Parliament
Family: Married with four daughters.
Place of birth: Victoria.
Education background: Graduated from Penticton Secondary, ran a small business for 15 years, currently working towards a BA of Finance through distance education.
Past political experience: Former Penticton city councillor.
Community organization membership affiliations: Former campaign chair of the United Way of the South Okanagan-Similkameen, former BC Chamber of Commerce director, Rotarian.
Why you would be an effective MP: One of the only MPs in 41st Parliament to pass an inter-provincial trade Bill with unanimous support. Recognized as one of 5 MPs in Canada with perfect vote attendance record. Consistently one of B.C.’s lowest spending MP and one of first to call for gold plated MP pension plan reform.