John Cummins was first elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Delta in 1993. He was re-elected as the Member for the new riding of Delta-South Richmond in 1997 and again in 2000. He was re-elected as the Member for the new Delta - Richmond East Electoral District on June 28, 2004.
John is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada Caucus. As a Member of Parliament, he has served as the Critic for Fisheries and Oceans (twice), and on various House of Commons and Joint Committees (see details). Prior to his election in 1993, he was Reform Party Candidate for Delta in 1988, and served 2 terms on the National Executive of the Reform Party.
John holds a M.A. from University of British Columbia (1988) and a B.A. from University of Western Ontario (1966). In his early years, John 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, then spent fifteen years teaching in Delta. John is also a commercial fisherman; he has owned and operated commercial fishing boats in B.C. for over 20 years.
John is married to Sue, has a son Martin, daughter Carolyn and two stepdaughters, Kristina and Erin.