Mark Strahl was born and raised in Chilliwack, BC. He has been married to his wife Lisa since 1999, and they have one son.
Mark has been serving the public for most of his working life. Starting as an intern in Ottawa with Opposition Leader Preston Manning, Mark also worked in the offices of former MP Grant McNally (Dewdney—Alouette) and MP Randy Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission).
On May 2, 2011, Mark was elected to the House of Commons as MP for Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon. He served as a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence from 2011 to 2013.
In December 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Mark as the Chair of the BC/Yukon Conservative Caucus.
In September 2013, the Prime Minister named Mark as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.
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