Mark Strahl was first elected to the House of Commons in 2011. He has been named the Official Opposition Critic for Natural Resources.
Prior to the 2015 election he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. In this role he also served on the Standing Committee for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.
He has served on the Standing Committees on Health, National Defence, and the Joint Committee on the Scrutiny of Regulations. He was also named chair of the British Columbia/Yukon Conservative Caucus by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Strahl is active in the riding working as an advocate on mental health issues.
Strahl first got active in politics as an intern with Preston Manning, the former leader of the Reform Party. He also worked with former MPs Grant McNally and Randy Kamp.
Born and raised in Chilliwack, Strahl lives in the riding with his wife and son. His father, Chuck Strahl, who served in the House of Commons between 1993 and 2011.