Bruce Ralston

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Bruce Ralston

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Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology of British Columbia
Assumed office
July 18, 2017
PremierJohn Horgan
Preceded byShirley Bond (Jobs)
Jas Johal (Technology)
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Surrey-Whalley
Assumed office
May 17, 2005
Preceded byElayne Brenzinger
Personal details
Political partyNew Democrat

Bruce Ralston is the current MLA for Surrey-Whalley in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

He was born in Victoria and grew up in Vancouver. He has degrees in history and law from the University of British Columbia and a degree in history from the University of Cambridge in England. He has his own law firm in Surrey.[1]

He was elected to the Legislative Assembly in the 2005 election and re-elected in 2009.[2]

He is a member of the British Columbia New Democratic Party.[3]

Electoral results[edit]

2017 British Columbia general election: Surrey-Whalley
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Bruce Ralston 9,060 58.37
Liberal Sargy Chima 4,712 30.36
Green Rita Anne Fromholt 1,665 10.73
Communist George Gidora 85 0.55
Total valid votes 15,522 100.00
Source: Elections BC[4]
2013 British Columbia general election: Surrey-Whalley
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Bruce Ralston 10,405 61.43 $112,496
Liberal Kuljeet Kaur 5,004 29.54 $34,568
Conservative Sunny Chohan 1,110 6.55 $40,961
Vision Jag Bhandari 420 2.48 $9,375
Total valid votes 16,939 100.00
Total rejected ballots 248 1.44
Turnout 17,187 46.28
Source: Elections BC[5]
2009 British Columbia general election: Surrey-Whalley
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Bruce Ralston 10,453
Liberal Radhia Benalia 4,083
Green Bernadette Kennan 1,189
2005 British Columbia general election: Surrey-Whalley
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Bruce Ralston 8,903 55.00
Liberal Barbara Steele 4,949 30.57
Green Roy Whyte 1,238 7.65
Democratic Reform Elayne Brenzinger 607 3.75
Marijuana Melady Belinda Earl 302 1.87
Independent Joe Pal 139 0.86
Platinum Neil Gregory Magnuson 50 0.31
Total 16,188 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
  2. ^ Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
  3. ^ commentary at straight.com, March 4, 2010
  4. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election Preliminary Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
British Columbia Provincial Government of John Horgan
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Shirley Bond
Jas Johal
Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology
July 18, 2017–
Incumbent