John Rustad

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The Honourable
John Rustad
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Nechako Lakes
Prince George-Omineca (2005-2009)
Assumed office
May 17, 2005
Preceded by Paul Nettleton
Personal details
Born 1962/1963 (age 53–54)
Prince George, British Columbia[1]
Political party Liberal
Occupation B.C. Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

John Rustad (born 1962 or 1963) is a BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Canadian province of British Columbia.[2] He currently represents the constituency of Nechako Lakes, which he has held since the 2009 election.[3] He was first elected in 2005 representing the riding of Prince George-Omineca, which was dissolved in 2009 and replaced by the current Nechako Lakes riding.[3] Rustad was re-elected to represent the riding in 2013 and was appointed Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation on June 10, 2013 by Premier Christy Clark. He previously served as Parliamentary Secretary for Forestry to the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and as a member of the Environment and Land Use Committee, Legislative Review Committee, Treasury Board, Select Standing Committee on Education, Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts and Select Standing Committee on Health.Rustad was born and raised in Prince George and has lived all of his life in northern B.C. He grew up enjoying fishing and hunting. In 2009, he and his wife Kim moved to Cluculz Lake where they enjoy the peace and beauty of rural living.

Electoral record[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2017: Nechako Lakes
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John Rustad 5,108 54.51
New Democratic Anne Marie Sam 2,784 29.71
Green Douglas Norman Gook 843 9.00
Libertarian Jon Rempel 417 4.45
Independent Al Trampuh 218 2.33
Total valid votes 9,370 100.00
Source: Elections BC[4]


  1. ^ John Rustad to run in Nechako Lakes riding Anonymous. The Caledonia Courier [Fort St. James, B.C] 09 Apr 2008: 3.
  2. ^ Rustad making another effort to sit as school board trustee: [Final Edition] Prince George Citizen [Prince George, B.C] 27 Sep 2002: 3.
  3. ^ a b John Rustad Official Website
  4. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election Preliminary Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 11 May 2017.