Fin Donnelly was elected the MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain in the 2020 provincial general election. He serves as the Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Aquaculture to the Minister of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship and Minister Responsible for Fisheries.
Prior to running for provincial office, Fin served as a Coquitlam City Councillor from 2002-2009, and as the Member of Parliament for New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody-Coquitlam from 2009-2019.
During his time in Ottawa, Fin introduced bills to protect West Coast waters. He founded the All-Party Oceans Caucus, a cross-partisan group of MPs and Senators committed to promoting ocean health.
Prior to being elected to public office, Fin was a well-known community and environmental advocate. He completed fourteen environmental marathon swims, including twice swimming the 1,375 km length of the Fraser River. In 1996, he founded the Rivershed Society of BC.
Fin was honoured by the Squamish Nation for his stewardship work, and given the name Iyim Yewyews, which means Orca, or strong swimmer, in the animal world.
Fin lives in Coquitlam with his wife Lynda.