Simon Gibson was first elected MLA for Abbotsford-Mission on May 14, 2013 and then re-elected on May 9, 2017. It was during this time that he was appointed Assistant Deputy Speaker. He has served as a member of Treasury Board, the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, and previously served on a Special Committee to Review the Personal Information and Protection of Privacy Act and as Critic of Advanced Education. Simon has been a resident of the Fraser Valley since 1976 and has lived in the Abbotsford-Mission riding for over 20 years. He taught in the School of Business at the University of the Fraser Valley specializing in Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship and Marketing. He previously taught professional communications at Trinity Western University and Douglas College. He has led workshops for The BC Police Academy (Justice Institute) and Western Washington University. Simon also served as marketing manager for a major credit union for eight years and he was a partner in a successful Abbotsford-based manufacturing company. Simon is a graduate of four universities including an honors degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University. Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Simon served on Abbotsford Council for three decades and was active in numerous boards and committees throughout the valley, including the Parks and Recreation Commission, Fraser Valley Regional District Board, Fraser Valley Regional Library Board and the Abbotsford-Mission Transit Committee, where he served as chair. Simon has written a syndicated Human Resources advice column, Office Politics 101, which appeared in 25 BC newspapers. Simon is married to Joy and they have two adult daughters and three grandsons. He enjoys travel with Joy, long-distance running and has just completed the writing of his first screenplay.
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"I am pleased to be running with a team that wants to make life more affordable for our citizens and get our economy back on track.We can't take another NDP term with burdensome tax increases and politicized decision-making."
“Since his election to office in 2013, Simon Gibson has been a strong advocate for Mission and Abbotsford at the BC Legislature. His dedication to advancing our communities needs not only rests with his political office, he also donates to various community groups and the less fortunate in our cities. He is a true ambassador for our cities, providing leadership, honesty and integrity.”
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“We’ve appreciated Simon’s hard work for our community and wish him well as he seeks re-election.”
VANCOUVER (October 20, 2020) – As part of their plan to dramatically increase access to affordable child care for parents, the BC Liberals have committed to building an additional 10,000 new child care spaces all across British Columbia.