Marc Dalton was re-elected as Liberal MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission on May 14, 2013.
Currently Marc is serving as the Parliamentary Secretary for Métis Relations to the Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. He is also a current member of the Select Standing Committee for Health, as well as Children and Youth.
Prior to this, Marc served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Education for the Independent School Sector. He was also Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole, a presiding officer overseeing debate in the Legislature along with the Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
Marc has served on a number of Select Standing Committees including Finance and Government Services, Public Accounts, Education, Aboriginal Affairs and the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act. He was also a member of the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow.
Since being elected, Marc has been on the political steering committee for Experience the Fraser, a visionary trails and tourism project for both sides of the Fraser River between Hope and the ocean.
Before being elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2009, Marc was a long-time teacher in the Maple Ridge School District at both the elementary and secondary school levels. He has a Bachelor's Degree in French and History and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, both from Simon Fraser University.
Raised in a military family, he has lived in bases across the country and served in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves after graduating. He is a member of the Maple Ridge branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Marc is Aboriginal (Metis) and speaks French. He has represented British Columbia at the annual conference of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie, Americas region.
He is a resident of Maple Ridge and has been married to his wife, Marlene, for 30 years. They have three grown children, Justin, Simone and Hannah.