Diane Thorne was elected as the MLA for Coquitlam Maillardville on May 17, 2005.
Diane serves as Opposition Critic for Housing and Lead Critic for Consumer Affairs.
Diane served on Coquitlam council since 1996, bringing considerable experience in business and social services to the political arena.
Diane and her husband Neil have owned and operated several successful small businesses.
In 1993 Diane received the BC Distinguished Service to Families Award and in 1992 the Canada 125 medal. She was a founding member of the PoCoMo Youth Services Society, the Family Life Educators of BC and the Fraser Burrard Restorative Justice Society.
Diane studied liberal arts at several community colleges and Simon Fraser University.
Diane and Neil live locally and have two adult sons, Jay and Lee.