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38th Parliament Members
at dissolution on April 14, 2009

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MLA: Bruce Ralston

Surrey-Whalley


Elected: 2005

NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Bruce Ralston was elected as the MLA for Surrey - Whalley on May 17, 2005.

Bruce serves as Opposition Critic for Finance and Economic Development.

Bruce is a lawyer in Surrey, where he has operated his own law firm for 18 years.

A member of the VanCity Savings Credit Union board of directors since 1995, Bruce served as the chair of the board from 2001 to 2003.

Bruce also served on the Surrey City Council from 1988 to 1993. He promoted planned development for healthy neighbourhoods for Surrey families. He is a former board member of Surrey Memorial Hospital and the Surrey Public Library.

Bruce is also a former president of the BC NDP.

Bruce was born in Victoria and grew up in Vancouver. He has degrees in history and law from the University of British Columbia and a degree in history from the University of Cambridge in England.

Bruce is married to Miriam Sobrino. They have three children, 15, 13 and 10, who attend public schools in Surrey and New Westminster. They are active in their community through a number of community and sports organizations.