Minister of State for Rural Economic Development
Honourable Donna Barnett
Donna Barnett was re-elected to represent Cariboo-Chilcotin in 2017. She has served as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development since 2016.
First elected in 2009, Barnett was re-elected in 2013. She previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations for Rural Development, and Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Communities and Development to the Minister of Community, Tourism, Sport and Cultural Development.
A self-employed business owner and realtor, Barnett served as mayor of the District of 100 Mile House from 1986 to 1990 and again from 1996 to 2008.