Bob was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River in 2011.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Bob as Chair of BC/Yukon Caucus in October 2013. Bob has also recently served as Chair of the National Prayer Breakfast and Co-Chair of the All-Party Outdoors Caucus.
Bob has been a regular member of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Standing Committee, as well as the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. He has also sat on 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 has also built several homes.
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.
Bob and his wife Val have been married for 20 years and have four children Kristian, David, Tim, and Bobbie.