Dear Lord. Thank you for Bob Bjornerud. Thank you for his years of commitment and service to the people of Saskatchewan. We ask today that you give him a growing spiritual walk. May he sense your presence both in the pleasant things as well as in the challenges. Be his guard and guide. 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.