Randy Hawes

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Randy Hawes
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Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Abbotsford-Mission
In office
May 12, 2009 – May 14, 2013
Preceded by Riding Established
Succeeded by Simon Gibson
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Maple Ridge-Mission
In office
May 16, 2001 – May 12, 2009
Preceded by Riding Established
Succeeded by Marc Dalton
Minister of State for Mining
of British Columbia
In office
June 10, 2009 – March 14, 2011
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Gordon Hogg
Personal details
Born 1947 (age 69–70)
Edmonton, Alberta
Nationality Canadian
Political party BC Liberal
Spouse(s) Alma Hawes
Residence Mission, BC

Randy Clifford Hawes (born 1947) is a Canadian politician from British Columbia, currently serving his fourth term as the mayor of Mission, British Columbia. Hawes was previously a Member of Legislative Assembly of British Columbia representing the provincial riding of Abbotsford-Mission. Hawes was first elected to the British Columbia Legislature in the 2001 provincial general election as the member for Maple Ridge-Mission, and was re-elected in 2005.[1] He was re-elected to represent the new riding of Abbotsford-Mission in 2009.[1]

In that time Hawes' responsibilities as an MLA have included many Health and Social Services roles, including serving as Chair of the Government Caucus Committee on Health, a member of the Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Health, a member of the Project Steering committee for the new Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre in Abbotsford, the Coordinator of the Caucus Outreach Project, and the Caucus Committee on Seniors.[1]

Hawes' MLA responsibilities in the areas of Transportation and Environment included serving as Chair of the Streamside Setback Review committee, Chair of the Fraser Valley Aggregate Pilot Project, a member of the Burrard Thermal Options committee, and the Small-Scale Salvage Review Committee.

In the area of Good Governance, Hawes' MLA responsibilities included serving as Chair of the Special Committee to Appoint a Chief Electoral Officer, a member of the Government Caucus Committee on Communities and Safety, a member of the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, a member of the Special Committee to Select a Merit Commissioner, and a member of the Legislative Review Committee.

Prior to his election to the BC Legislature, Hawes was elected in 1993 to the first of three consecutive terms as the Mayor of Mission following a one-year term as a City Councillor. In those capacities he worked to advance services and expand the local tax base. In that time Hawes also served as Chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District, the Fraser Valley Parks Commission and other bodies.

Prior to elected public service, Hawes had a career in bank management and the real estate and property development industries. Hawes' community service began with 15 years of coaching hockey and baseball, and came to include a number of local organizations, including the Mission Community Health Council and the Ferndale Citizens’ Advisory Committee. In addition, he is an honorary member of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Branch 57, and is a member of the Mission Mid-Day Rotary Club.

Born in Edmonton in 1947, moved to Mission with his wife Alma in 1979; they have three children and three grandchildren. Hawes says his passions are reading, playing golf, and spending time with his grandchildren.

In spring 2009, Hawes and his wife Alma participated in Food Network Canada's The 100 Mile Challenge.

Election results[edit]

B.C. General Election 2005: Maple Ridge-Mission
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Randy Hawes 12,095 44.30%
     NDP Jenny Stevens 11,896 43.57%
Green William Stanley Walsh 2,633 9.64%
Marijuana Carol Gwilt 314 1.15%
     Independent Chum Richardson 312 1.14%
Platinum Keith Smith 53 0.19%
Total 26,080 100.00%
B.C. General Election 2001: Maple Ridge-Mission
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Liberal Randy Hawes 12,920 56.67% $36,054
     NDP Rose Bennett 4,710 20.66% $19,157
Green Dawn Paley 2,910 12.76% $296
Unity David Ritchie 1,037 4.55% $1,487
Marijuana Denise Briere-Smart 908 3.98% $394
     Independent Dale Randall 252 1.11% $4,144
     Independent Chum Richardson 81 0.49% $103
Total Valid Votes 22,800 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 127 0.56%
Turnout 22,927 70.87%


  1. ^ a b c "Honourable Randy Hawes". Government of British Columbia. Retrieved 2010-04-13.