Renee Merrifield was first elected as MLA for Kelowna-Mission in 2020. She currently serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Gender Equity and Inclusion and the Official Opposition Critic for Environment and Climate Change.
Merrifield has previously served as the Official Opposition Critic for Health. She is a dedicated public leader who has effectively led with results in her community, province, and nation for the last 20 years. She is committed to strong, effective advocacy for her community, bringing forward all the elements that aid in making Kelowna–Mission a great place to live, work and play.
Merrifield is a devoted mother of five in a blended household. She is an entrepreneur and successful business owner, employing 50 amazing people in the local construction industry. A person of faith, Renee feels blessed to live in such a great country where all people are treated equally.
She is a compassionate individual who cares about others in the community, believes in giving back, and helping those in need through service, time, and fundraising. She is environmentally conscious, believing in sustainability for future generations.