Cameron Friesen was first elected as the MLA for Morden-Winkler in 2011 and re-elected on April 19, 2016. Following his re-election, he was appointed to serve as Manitoba’s Minister of Finance.
Cameron was born and raised in Morden. After graduation, he earned degrees in music from the Canadian Mennonite University and the University of British Columbia. Cameron returned to the province and earned his Education degree at the University of Manitoba.
As an educator, Cameron’s teaching career spanned 12 years in the Winnipeg, Hanover and Western School Divisions. A keen interest in politics and a desire to serve the public led him to a position as Executive Assistant for the local Member of Parliament, a position he held until his election to the Manitoba Legislature.
Cameron and Shelley have been married for 23 years and have raised their 3 children in Morden-Winkler. He and his family love southern Manitoba - the people, the family focus, the work ethic, and the commitment to helping others.