Eric Foster was first elected on May 12, 2009 as MLA for Vernon-Monashee in the general provincial election. He was re-elected for a third term on May 9, 2017.
Eric Foster was re-elected on May 9, 2017 as MLA for Vernon-Monashee.
Eric serves as the Government Whip and on a number of committees, including the Environment and Land Use Committee, the Agenda and Priorities Committee, and the Select Standing Committees on Legislative Initiatives, Parliamentary Reform, Ethical Conduct, Standing Orders, and Private Bills, and Finance & Government Services
Prior to his election as MLA, Eric was mayor of the Village of Lumby for four years, and a councillor for 12 years. He was also a director of the North Okanagan Regional District.
Eric is a registered forest technician and a past member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Auxiliary, as well as a director of the North Okanagan Community Futures Development Corporation.
Eric and his wife Janice have been volunteering, working, and living in the North Okanagan for more than 30 years.
Eric is a great supporter of sports, the outdoors, his community, arts, and culture.