John Cummins is the Conservative Party candidate in the Delta Richmond East Electoral District, British Columbia.
John was first elected as a Member of Parliament for the constituency of Delta, B.C., in 1993. He was re-elected for the new riding of Delta-South Richmond in 1997 and again in 2000.
In his role as MP, John has served as the Critic for Fisheries and Oceans (twice) and on various House of Commons and Joint Committees.
Prior to his elected in 1993, he was the Reform Party candidate for Delta in 1988 and served two terms on the National Executive of the Reform Party.
John holds an M.A. from the University of British Columbia (1988) and a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario (1966). In his early years he worked in the pulp and paper industry in Ontario, the oil fields of Alberta and on the construction of the Bennett hydroelectric dam in northern B.C.
He taught school in the Northwest Territories and in the Peace River district of northern Alberta and then spent fifteen years teaching in Delta.
John is also a commercial fisherman and has owned and operated commercial fishing boats in B.C. for over 20 years.