John Rustad was re-elected MLA of Nechako Lakes in 2017, and again in 2020. He currently serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Forestry.
First elected in 2005, John previously served as Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation and Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and as Parliamentary Secretary for Forestry.
Since 2017, John has served as the Official Opposition’s critic on Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations and was appointed to the Select Standing Committee on Parliamentary Reform, Ethical Conduct, Standing Orders, and Private Bills.
Before he was elected MLA, Rustad worked in the forest industry for more than 20 years. In 1995, he formed Western Geographic Information Systems Inc., a consulting service to the forest industry. John was also elected as a school trustee in 2002, where he worked on a variety of innovative projects.
Born and raised in Prince George, Rustad has lived in northern B.C. all his life. When time permits, he enjoys golfing and watersports. In 2009, Rustad and his wife Kim moved to Cluculz Lake, where they enjoy the quiet beauty of rural living, as well as social calls from family and friends.