Dear Lord, we bring Bob Bjornerud to You today and ask for Your blessing on his life and work. We ask that he would have a wonderful spring season. Help him to be focused on the things that are most important while not being distracted by the trivial. May his legacy be characterized by positive solutions and fruitful endeavours. Also, we ask that You bless his family with health and happiness. Amen.
Bob Bjornerud was born in Kelvington and was raised in Saltcoats. He began his career in mining with International Minerals and Chemicals in Esterhazy. Following this, Bob went into farming.
At the local level, Bob served as a councilor in the Rural Municipality of Saltcoats for seven years and then as Reeve of the R.M. for another seven years.
Bob was first elected to the Legislature in 1995 to represent the Saltcoats Constituency (now the Melville-Saltcoats constituency) as a member of the Liberal Party of Saskatchewan. As one of the founding members of the Saskatchewan Party, Bob served as the critic for Agriculture, Municipal Affairs, and also as the Opposition Whip. He was re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011.
Bob served as the Minister of Agriculture from 2007 to May 25, 2012.
Bob has three children and six grandchildren. He resides east of Yorkton with his partner Joan.