Honourable Michael de Jong
Michael de Jong was re-elected to represent Abbotsford West in 2017. He has served as Minister of Finance since 2012.
A seven-term MLA, de Jong was first elected in a byelection in 1994. He previously served as Minister of Health, Attorney General, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Minister of Labour and Citizens' Services, and Minister of Forests.
Before his election in 1994, de Jong served two terms as an elected school trustee for Abbotsford School District 34, and was a practising lawyer with his own Abbotsford firm.