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Randy Hawes

The Honourable
Randy Hawes
File:Randy Hawes.jpg
MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission
In office
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by Marc Dalton
MLA for Abbotsford-Mission
In office
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by Simon Gibson
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 Edmonton, AB
Nationality Canadian
Political party B.C. Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Alma Hawes
Residence Mission, BC

Randy Hawes (born 1947) is a Canadian politician from British Columbia. Hawes is currently serving as a Member of Legislative Assembly of British Columbia representing the provincial riding of Abbotsford-Mission. On March 14, 2011 he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resource perations Review to the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. He has served as the current Minister of State for Mining in the Executive Council of British Columbia.[1] 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

B.C. General Election 2005: Maple Ridge-Mission
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Jenny Stevens 11,896 43.57%

     Marijuana Carol Gwilt 314 1.15%
     Independent Chum Richardson 312 1.14%

Total 26,080 100.00%
B.C. General Election 2001: Maple Ridge-Mission
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Rose Bennett 4,710 20.66% $19,157

     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%


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