Blaine Pedersen has served as the MLA for Midland since 2007. He was re-elected in 2011 and currently serves as the PC Opposition Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
Blaine has over 30 years farming experience in cattle and grain operations and understands a strong agriculture sector is vital to the Midland Constituency. He has been active in many livestock organizations including the Manitoba Cattle Producers Association, Feeder Cattle Finance organizations and field shelterbelt planting management group.
Born and raised in the Elm Creek area, Blaine is an active member of his community and has served in various capacities with groups such as Kinsmen, Toastmasters, 4-H program as well as a local Housing Corporation. Blaine has also served as President of the local retail Co-op.
Blaine and his wife Dianne have three children and five grandchildren; they will be celebrating 40 years of marriage in 2016. Blaine is excited to be running for re-election in Midland with Brian Pallister and the PC Team—a team with a better plan to realize the unlimited potential of our small communities in Midland and create a thriving rural economy. Blaine is proud to be part of a team offers a better plan and a better future for Manitoba families.