Jackie Tegart was first elected in 2013 and re-elected as the MLA for Fraser-Nicola in 2017. She now serves as the official opposition's critic to Regional Economic Development and Small Business and is a Member of the Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food.
Prior to being elected as an MLA, Jackie served three terms on the village council in Ashcroft. She was a member of the school board for 17 years, serving as chair for 15 of those, and was also president of the BC School Trustees Association.
Jackie was a facilitator for BC Healthy Communities' Interior Region, a coordinator for Community Futures, and a partner in Painted Ladies Gallery and Gifts.
Jackie has served as Government Caucus Chair and the Liaison for the Community Poverty Reduction Initiative. She has also been a member of a number of committees, including most recently the Cabinet Committee on a Secure Tomorrow, and the Environment and Land Use Committee.
Jackie has four children and nine grandchildren with her late husband, Gordon, who lost his battle with cancer in 2009. Jackie and Gordon met in Ashcroft, where she raised her family and continues to live today.