Rick Kasper was appointed Parliamentary
Secretary to the Minister of Health and Minister Responsible
for Seniors in February 2000. Previously, he served as Parliamentary
Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Investment from
February 1998 to February 2000 and as Parliamentary Secretary
to the Minister of Transportation and Highways from June 1996
to February 1998. Rick currently serves on a number of legislative
committees. In 1992, he headed a special review of legislation
governing manufactured home and park owners in British Columbia
and in 1996, he chaired the committee on trucking de-regulation.
Rick was first elected as MLA in the constituency of Malahat-Juan
de Fuca in the 1991 general election and was re-elected in
Prior to the 1991 election, Rick was a self-employed bricklayer
and stone mason. He obtained his bricklaying trade certificate
from Pacific Vocational Institute.
Rick served as Langford's elected director of the Capital
District for nine years. He has also served on the CRD Hospital
and Housing Boards, the Regional Community Health Committee,
the Victoria Regional Transit Commission and on the Vancouver
Island Transportation Task Force. Other community involvements
include: Glen Lake Residents' Association, Chamber of Commerce,
Economic Development Committee and the local Food Bank.
Rick Kasper is married to Doni Eve and they have a son named
Aaron. He has lived in Malahat-Juan de Fuca for over 20 years.