Tom Shypitka

Tom Shypitka

Your MLA for Kootenay East

Get to Know Tom Shypitka

Tom Shypitka was elected MLA for Kootenay East in 2017 and again in 2020.

He has served as the Official Opposition Critic for Energy and Mines and as a Member of the Select Standing Committee on Education.

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’s enjoys the Kootenay lifestyle by hiking with his wife or camping with the family.

Tom is married to his beautiful wife Carrie, and has three children, Dustin, Allie and Adam.

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