Blair Lekstrom served as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure from March 2011, to September, 2012. His previous cabinet positions include Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and Minister of Community Development.
As a lifelong resident of Dawson Creek in Northern British Columbia, Minister Lekstrom was first elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Peace River South riding in 2001. He has since been re-elected three times, most recently in 2009.
Minister Lekstrom has always been active in his community, and before becoming a member of the provincial government, he served as Mayor of the City of Dawson Creek. He was elected to this position in 1996, after serving three years as a city councillor.