Adrian Dix was first elected as MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, 2013 and 2017. He is the Minister of Health.
Adrian served as the Official Opposition spokesperson for B.C. Hydro and as leader of the Official Opposition from April 2011 until May 2014.
Since being elected to represent Vancouver-Kingsway, he tirelessly attends community events in his riding and regularly goes door-to-door to stay in touch with his constituents. In 2010, he played a leading role in a coalition that saved important neighborhood schools from being closed in East Vancouver.
Adrian's commitment to quality public education is well known. Prior to becoming an MLA, Adrian was the executive director for Canadian Parents for French, B.C.-Yukon Branch, a non-profit organization promoting language education. During his tenure he increased its profile, influence and capacity.
From 1996 to 1999, he served as chief of staff to Premier Glen Clark.
Between 2001 and 2005, Adrian was a sought-after political commentator and journalist, writing a column for the Victoria Times Colonist and the Source, a prominent multicultural newspaper in Vancouver. He was also a contributor to the Tyee and CBC.
Adrian was raised in Vancouver and is a graduate of UBC. He is married to writer Renée Saklikar.