Fin Donnelly was elected MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain in the 2020 general election. He is the Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Aquaculture. He is also a member of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth and the the Special Committee to Appoint an Ombudsperson.
Prior to running for provincial office, Fin served as a Coquitlam City?Councillor from 2002-2009,?and Member of Parliament for New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody-Coquitlam from 2009-2019.?
During his time in Ottawa, Fin introduced bills to protect West Coast waters.?He founded the All-Party Oceans ucus, a cross-partisan group of MPs and Senators committed to promoting ocean health.??
Prior to being elected to public office, Fin was a well-known community and environmental advote. He completed fourteen environmental marathon swims,?including?twice?swimming the 1,375 km length of the Fraser River.?In 1996, he founded the?Rivershed?Society of BC.?
Fin was?honoured?by the Squamish Nation for his stewardship work, and given the name?Iyim?Yewyews, which means Or,?or?strong swimmer in the animal world.??
Fin lives in Coquitlam with his wife Lynda.?