Mark Rushton is a former editor and publisher with more than 25 years in the community newspaper industry. He still writes a weekly column for the Abbotsford News.
Appointed a Bencher beginning in 2016, Mark is a member of the Practice Standards Committee, the Access to Legal Services Advisory Committee and the Rule of Law and Lawyer Independence Advisory Committee.
Within his community in Abbotsford, Mark was a director of the Abbotsford International Air Show for 16 years and has fundraised for Ducks Unlimited (Abbotsford) and the Canadian Cancer Society. He was a member of the Citizens’ Advisory Board of Matsqui Institution and a sponsor of the United Native Club for Aboriginal inmates; a member of the MSA Museum Society board; Central Fraser Valley Fair board and Abbotsford AgriFair. He has completed training in publishing, journalism and accounting.