John Horgan was named leader of the B.C. New Democrats on May 1, 2014.
John Horgan was first elected MLA for Malahat-Juan de Fuca in 2005 and re-elected as the MLA for Juan de Fuca in 2009 and again in 2013.
Born and raised in Victoria, John is well-known as a strong voice for the communities of the West Shore and along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trent University and a master of arts from Sydney University in Australia. An approachable representative, local businesses and families from all parts of Juan de Fuca know they can count on John to raise their issues and fight for solutions.
As Opposition education critic, John worked with parents, teachers and administration to try and address growing class sizes and the challenges of class composition.
As energy critic, John has travelled the province to speak in favour of publicly owned power and to keep electricity rates affordable for families and businesses.