Bob was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River in 2011 and then re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies in 2015.
Bob was appointed Deputy Critic for Families, Children and Social Development in November 2015 and then in October of 2016 he was appointed as Official Critic for the Asia Pacific Gateway. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Chair of the BC/Yukon Conservative Caucus, Chair of the National Prayer Breakfast and Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus.
Since coming into office, Bob has sat on several committees including the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, the Standing Committee for Natural Resources, Standing Committee for Veterans Affairs, and the Standing Committee for Procedure and House Affairs.
In December 2013, Bob travelled to Washington as part of a Canadian delegation to speak with American leaders about the impacts of the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) on beef and pork. Bob has also attended international conferences in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Kansas City, Missouri and Budva, Montenegro, to represent the interests of Northeastern BC.
Bob was born in Dawson Creek, BC and raised in Fort St. John, BC. Bob began his career working for his father’s family carpentry business where he learned the values of honesty, integrity, and hard work. Through these fundamentals, Bob obtained his Journeyman Carpentry Certification and went on to own his own construction business.
He received an undergraduate degree from Trinity Western University in human kinetics and history/political science. Bob also obtained a bachelor’s of education degree from the University of British Columbia. He worked his way through University as the head coach for Langley’s TWU varsity rugby team. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Bob moved back to Fort St. John where he taught for seven years and continued to work in construction, building several homes.
Bob and his wife Val have been married for 20 years and have four children.