Jackie Tegart was first elected as MLA for Fraser-Nicola on May 14, 2013. She was re-elected on May 9, 2017
Jackie Tegart was first elected in 2013 and re-elected as the MLA for Fraser-Nicola on May 9, 2017 – a region where she has lived all her life. She has four children and nine grandchildren with her late husband, Gordon, who lost his battle with cancer in 2009. Jackie and Gordon met in Ashcroft, where she raised her family and continues to live today.
Prior to being elected as the MLA, Jackie served three terms on the village council in Ashcroft. She was a member of the school board for 17 years, serving as chair for 15 of those and was also president of the BC School Trustees Association.
Her professional experience includes working as facilitator for BC Healthy Communities’ Interior Region, coordinator for Community Futures – which plays a significant role in entrepreneurial and community development – and being a partner in Painted Ladies Gallery and Gifts, formerly a small business in Ashcroft. She knows first-hand about the hard work it takes to operate a small business and how important it is for government to support local business in rural communities.
Jackie has served as Government Caucus Chair and the Liaison for the Community Poverty Reduction Initiative. She has also been a member of a number of committees, including most recently the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow and the Environment and Land Use Committee.
She considers it an honour and a privilege to serve and represent the citizens of Fraser-Nicola – a region she calls home and cares deeply about. She continues to be a strong advocate for the interests of the region’s hard-working families and rural population.