Mike Farnworth was appointed
Minister of Social Development and Economic Security on November
Mr. Farnworth served as Minister of Health and Minister Responsible
for Seniors from February 2000 to November 2000, as Minister
of Employment and Investment from February 1998 to February
2000 and as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing from
January 1997 to February 1998. He also served as Parliamentary
Secretary to the Minister of Health and as Chair of the Select
Standing Committee on Economic Development, Science, Labour,
Training and Technology.
He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1991
and was re-elected in 1996. He represents the riding of Port
Before his election, Mr. Farnworth was executive assistant
to Port Moody-Coquitlam Member of Parliament Ian Waddell.
Previously, he worked for CP Rail, Gulf Oil and as a geological
survey assistant for Mt. Isa Mining (MIM) in Australia.
In 1983, he was elected to Port Coquitlam Municipal Council
and was returned in 1985 and 1987.
A resident of Port Coquitlam for over 30 years, Mr. Farnworth
attended Simon Fraser University where he obtained a bachelor
of arts degree.