Tako has a proven record of leadership and bringing people together in our community. He knows how to build unity, work as a team, and get results.
A longtime Conservative Party of Canada supporter, Tako was appointed as an Electoral District Association Board member and eventually became the Board President for the Langley riding, subsequently renamed Langley—Aldergrove. In Spring 2019, Tako was elected by the Conservative Party members of Langley—Aldergrove to be their next candidate in the upcoming 2019 federal election. On October 21, 2019, he was elected as the new Member of Parliament for Langley—Aldergrove.
Originally an electrician by trade, Tako changed course to fulfill a lifelong dream and become a lawyer. He received his undergraduate degree from Trinity Western University and attended the University of British Columbia to obtain his law degree. Tako articled with McQuarrie Hunter LLP and subsequently worked with the firm for over 30 years, becoming a Managing Partner and overseeing the growth that would lead to McQuarrie Hunter becoming the largest law firm south of the Fraser. He has a keen interest in business development and urban planning, having held the position of Director at the Surrey Board of Trade and the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association.
Tako is also a dedicated volunteer. His volunteering began with two terms on the Langley Memorial Hospital Board, where he served from 1990-1998. He then spent over 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 independent and supportive living communities.
Tako grew up in Langley, and together with his wife, Inga, proudly calls Langley home for the past 45 years. They have 5 children and 15 grandchildren.