Dr. Darryl Plecas was elected MLA for Abbotsford South on May 14, 2013.
Darryl was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health for Seniors on January 30th, 2015. He previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Crime Reduction from June 10, 2013 to January 29, 2015. He is a member of the Legislative Review Committee.
Prior to his election as MLA for Abbotsford South, Darryl was the RCMP Research Chair and Director for the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research at the University of the Fraser Valley, where he has worked for 34 years. He holds two degrees in Criminology from Simon Fraser University and a Doctorate in Higher Education from the University of British Columbia.
Darryl has volunteered on committees including advisory committees to the Salvation Army, BCIT, the Correctional Service of Canada, the Justice Institute of BC, and the selection advisory committee for the appointment of the Chief Justice of the Provincial Court of British Columbia. He has also served as a Campaign Cabinet Division Chair for the United Way, Chair of L.I.N.C., a member of the Scholarship Committee for the Abbotsford Police Department, a Director on the Fraser Valley Child Development Foundation Board, and as an Order in Council Appointee on the Board of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.
The grandson of Abbotsford pioneers, Darryl has lived in Abbotsford for the past 37 years with his wife and two sons.