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Peter Fassbender

B.C. Education Minister

Peter Fassbender was elected the MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood in 2013 and is the current B.C. minister of education.

Prior to his election to the B.C. legislature, Peter served as a councillor for the City of Langley for three years before being elected mayor in the 2005, 2008 and 2011 civic elections.

Peter also served the community and region in a host of volunteer capacities and on numerous national, provincial and civic committees. Peter was recognized as a leader in his community and the region and was recently awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

In his business career Peter worked in radio and television as well as a number of other communications fields. For 29 years, he was a partner and senior executive with DDB Canada (formerly Palmer Jarvis), one of Canada’s largest and most successful marketing and communications firms. A major focus of his private sector career was social marketing campaigns including smoking cessation projects for Health Canada and international marketing activities for Industry Canada.

Peter and his wife Charlene have been married for 46 years; they have two adult sons and three grandchildren. Peter and his wife were both raised in Surrey and are still active members of their community.