Dennis Smook was first elected as the MLA for La Verendrye in 2011 and was re-elected in 2016.
Dennis and his wife Gwen have owned and operated a local business for close to forty years. As the South East Marketing Associate with Shell Canada and the Ste. Anne Co-op, Dennis gained knowledge of the constituency and experience working with its residents. Dennis is a strong supporter of the small business and agriculture sectors and believes they are key to a thriving local economy in La Verendrye.
Dennis and Gwen make their home in Vita, Manitoba, where they have raised their four sons: Christopher, Justin, Tyson, and Brandyn. They chose to raise their boys in La Verendrye because it offers a safe, nurturing environment where families can thrive.
Prior to being elected MLA, Dennis served as a trustee for the Boundary School Division and has a long history of service to the community. He has volunteered in various capacities with the Lions Club, the Vita Curling Club, Ducks Unlimited, and as a minor baseball and hockey coach. He has also served as a volunteer fire fighter with the Vita Fire Department.
Dennis truly enjoys serving the constituents of La Verendrye and is proud to being part of a new government with a better plan for our province – a plan that will create new opportunities for Manitoba to thrive and build a better future for all.