Mike Lake was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006. He has been named the Conservative critic for maternal, newborn and child health. Lake has an autistic son, Jaden, and has been an advocate for autism research and support organizations.
He has served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and on a cabinet sub-committee that was tasked with making the federal government more efficient and effective.
Before being elected as an MP, Lake worked as National Accounts Manager, Director of Ticket Sales and Group Sales Manager for the Edmonton Oilers hockey team.
Lake has a Bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Alberta.
Lake announced that he would run for interim leadership of the Conservative Party which was won by Rona Ambrose. He has said pipelines and jobs are of major importance in his constituency.