Tako van Popta grew up in Langley and together with his wife, Inga, have proudly called the area home for over 45 years. They have 5 children and 15 grandchildren living in or near Langley.
Tako received his undergraduate degree from Trinity Western University and attended UBC to obtain his law degree. Tako articled with McQuarrie Hunter LLP and worked with the firm for over 30 years, eventually becoming Managing Partner and overseeing the growth that would lead to McQuarrie Hunter becoming the largest law firm south of the Fraser. Tako has also held the position of director at the Surrey Board of Trade and the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association.
Tako is also a dedicated volunteer, including two terms on the Langley Memorial Hospital Board where he served from 1990-1998. Tako has spent more than 10 years volunteering at Elim Housing Society, a seniors’ aging-in-place campus with locations in Surrey and Chilliwack. As Chairman of the Board, Tako helped set the long-term vision that would turn Elim Village into a senior’s care facility that helps more seniors live in independent and supportive living communities.
On October 21, 2019 Tako was elected to represent the riding of Langley-Aldergrove in Canada’s Federal Parliament. Shortly after being elected as one of seventeen Conservative Members of Parliament for British Columbia, Tako’s colleagues chose him as BC Caucus chair, giving him a broader province-wide interest in matters of national concern. Tako tirelessly promotes British Columbia’s strategic role in making Canada the best country on earth.
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