Daniel Jarvis first became an MLA in 1991 for North Vancouver-Seymour, and was re-elected in the riding in 1996 and 2001. While in Opposition he served as the Deputy Critic for Children and Families, the Energy and Mines Deputy Critic, and the Critic for ICBC. He currently serves as a member of the Government Caucus Committee on Natural Resources as well as a member of the Legislative Standing Committee for Crown Corporations. He also served on the Mining Task Force.
Daniel has lived and worked on the North Shore for 40 years and is a fourth generation British Columbian. Before being elected to the BC Legislature he was involved in the real estate and construction industries. He also worked in the general insurance industry for ten years.
He has a long history of community service. He has been involved in amateur sports including girls softball and hockey. He has coached and organized girls baseball leagues. Daniel is past-president and organizer of the North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association. Daniel also co-owned and served as president of the old Nor-Wes Caps Junior Hockey Association. He was also a member of the Capilano Kiwanis Association.
Daniel and Dianne Jarvis have two children and three grandchildren, all of whom live on the North Shore.