Honourable Mike Farnworth
Mike Farnworth was first elected as MLA for Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain in 1991 and most recently re-elected in 2020. He has served as Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General since July 2017.
Mike was raised in Port Coquitlam and has lived there for more than 40 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geography at Simon Fraser University and was elected to Port Coquitlam city council for three terms in 1983, 1985 and 1990.
As MLA, he served in numerous cabinet positions, including minister of health and minister of municipal affairs and housing.
From 2001 to 2004, Mike worked in Bulgaria, the Balkans and then Iraq on democratic governance programs to help build multiparty democracies in former one-party states.