MLA: Vicki Huntington – Delta South
Monday, September 21, 2015
Lord we pray for your servant Vicki Huntington as she serves the people of Delta. May you bless her with wisdom and insight into the challenges this riding may face. Equip her Lord with the words and works that you want to be fulfilled – we ask this Lord today –
Ms. Huntington was elected as an Independent MLA for Delta South in May 2009 and re-elected in May 2013. She was the first Independent elected to the B.C. Legislature in over 60 years and her re-election as an Independent is a first in modern B.C. political history.
Victoria (Vicki) Huntington is a native of Vancouver, B.C. and has a degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. She spent much of her early career in the RCMP Security Service and subsequently working with Ministers of the Crown in Ottawa. More recently, she served five terms as an elected Councillor in the municipality of Delta, B.C.
Vicki worked with the RCMP Security Service for most of the 1970s. Prior to joining the Force she was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant in the Canadian Army Intelligence Corps (Res).
Following her years with the Security Service, Vicki served as Band Manager for the Gitanmaax Indian Reserve in Hazelton, B.C. The first-hand knowledge and understanding gained in this capacity was invaluable in her later work as Policy Assistant to the federal Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development; as a member of the Nisga’a Task Group; and as Vice Chair of the Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee (LMTAC) and its representative on the Provincial Treaty Negotiating Team.
During her years in Ottawa, Vicki also served as Executive Assistant and Acting-Chief of Staff to the Solicitor General of Canada and to the Minister of National Revenue. She was also involved in various capacities with the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. She returned to British Columbia in 1988 as the Director of the Federal Ministers’ Regional Offices at Canada Place in Vancouver.
Vicki has shown a particular interest in environmental and agricultural matters. In this regard, she received an award from the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust for exceptional service.
A resident of Ladner (Delta), British Columbia, Vicki was first elected in 1993 to Delta Municipal Council and returned to Council at or near the top of the polls in the four subsequent municipal elections. She declined to run again in 2008.