Mike Bernier was elected MLA for Peace River South on May 14, 2013.
On July 30, 2015, Mike was appointed to the post of Minister of Education.
Previously, from December 2014 to July 2015, he served as Parliamentary Secretary for Energy Literacy and the Environment for the Minister of Environment. He also serves on the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy.
Before being elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Mike served as Mayor of Dawson Creek. He was first elected Mayor in 2008 and was re-elected in 2011, and also served as a Dawson Creek City councillor from 2005 to 2008.
Mike is the Past President of the North Central Local Government Association. He has also served on the Peace River Regional District, the B.C. Mayors Climate Leadership Council, the Community Energy Association, the Council of Resource Community Mayors, Northeast Regional Advisory Committee, Site C Regional and Local Government Liaison Committee, Northern Development Initiative Trust, and the South Peace Economic Development Commission.
Mike has lived in Dawson Creek since 1993 and has 20 years of experience in the natural gas industry.