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MLA: Ian Paton

Delta South
Elected 2017, 2020
BC United


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Victoria, BC  V8V 1X4
Phone: (250) 356-6171
Fax: (250) 387-9066


4805 Delta Street
Delta, BC   V4K 2T7

Phone: (604) 940-7930
Fax: (604) 940-7927
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Ian was elected as MLA for Delta South in 2017, and re-elected in October 2020. He currently serves as the Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Food.

Elected in 2010 as a councillor in Delta, Ian's responsibilities have included chairing the Agricultural Advisory Committee and the Dikes and Drainage Committee.  In addition to serving as Vice Chair of other committees, Ian was also the council liaison for the Delta Farmers' Institute and the Ladner Business Association.  He has also served as a representative on the Metro Vancouver Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee.

Ian graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of British Columbia in 1978. A lifelong Delta resident, Ian has over 30 years of experience running and owning a dairy farm and farm auction business. His wealth of agricultural knowledge has been used to inform municipal, provincial, and federal level government studies.

Locally, Ian is the past president of the East Delta Community Hall Society, a past member of the Hall 4 Volunteer Fire Department, a long-time Director of the BC Youth in Agriculture Foundation and has volunteered with many local organizations, including the Delta Hospital Foundation, REACH Child and Youth Development Society, and the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust.

Ian lives on his family farm in Delta with his wife Pam.

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