Stephen Fuhr is the Liberal Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country. He was elected to the House of Commons in 2015.
Fuhr is a former CF18 fighter pilot with the Canadian Air Force. After serving with distinction for 20 years, he retired from the Canadian Forces in 2009 with the rank of Major. Over the course of his career, Fuhr served in Moose Jaw, SK, Cold Lake, AB and Winnipeg. He was also a fighter officer for the Canadian NORAD region and received a Commander’s commendation for his work.
After his retirement, Fuhr joined his family’s Kelowna-based company, SkyTrac Systems, which develops aviation communication and tracking equipment. As Director of Business Development and CEO, Fuhr led the company to financial success in a challenging economic climate. In 2012, he left the company to pursue his first love of flying and currently works as an aircraft Captain on a Gulfstream 650.
Born in Edmonton but raised in Kamloops, Mr. Fuhr is an engaged community member and a member of the Canadian Legion. He earned a diploma in aviation technology from Trinity Western University in Langley, BC after being awarded an air force scholarship. At Trinity Western he was also certified to fly multiengine aircraft.
He has a 14 year old son, Justin, who lives on Vancouver Island.