Darryl has lived on Vancouver Island most of his life. Born in Victoria, he spent time as a child in Campbell River before finally ending up in the Cowichan Valley. He grew up in a family of progressives and has always held the values of the New Democratic Party close to his heart.

Darryl left home at the age of nineteen to attend the University of British Columbia where he completed a degree in Political Science. And it was while attending UBC that he became active in the Young New Democrats (YND). He was elected President of the BCYND in 1988.

Darryl took a hiatus from active involvement in politics during the 90’s and early 2000’s while raising a family and establishing his career in aviation. But, thanks to the passion and persuasion of his life partner, and current CML EDA President, Joanna, he is again involved with the Party and is looking forward to helping ensure we continue to have an NDP MP represent us in Ottawa.