Personal: Born in Moose Jaw and raised on a farm near Courval, in southwest Saskatchewan. Family doctor, assistant professor and author. Married to Mahli, who is training to be a pediatrician. One son, 18-month-old Abraham.
Did you know: Meili has worked in South America and Africa.
Education: University of Saskatchewan
Politics: Never elected. Ran for the Saskatchewan NDP leadership in 2009 and came in second to Dwain Lingenfelter.
Quote: "When one hits rock bottom, you have a long, hard look in the mirror and I think that is what just happened to us and this leadership process has been a long, hard look in the mirror. I think it's been a chance say 'Here's a better approach, here's a better vision, here's a way that we can excite and inspire people.'"