Richard Neufeld has spent close to two decades in public service
to the people of British Columbia.
First elected to represent the riding of Peace River North in
1991, Mr. Neufeld had been re-elected on three separate occasions; 1996, 2001
and again in 2005. Mr. Neufeld has also served on the town Council of Fort
Nelson, including five years as Mayor. Prior to his involvement in politics, Mr.
Neufeld owned and operated his own business.
From 1991 to 2001, aside from serving as the Opposition Whip for
five consecutive years, Mr. Neufeld served the BC Provincial Legislature as a
critic in the following portfolios:
Energy and Mines
Environment Lands and Parks
From 2001 to 2009 Richard Neufeld served in the Government of
British Columbia as Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. He also
served on the following Provincial Cabinet Committees:
Core Review and Deregulation
Environment and Land Use
Natural Resources and Economy
New Relationship Coordination
Senator Neufeld was appointed to the Senate of Canada on the
advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper in December of 2008.