Member of Parliament
Ray received a Bachelor of Science from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Master of Science degree from the Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University). He majored in counselling psychology and educational administration.
Having worked for 35 years in Saskatchewan’s education system, Ray has been a guidance counsellor, teacher, Vice-Principal of an elementary school, Principal of Peacock Collegiate, Director of Education, Registrar, and Director of provincial examinations and student records. He’s known for leading the Boughen Commission: financing Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education, for the Province of Saskatchewan. In 1993, he opened a consulting firm, Educational Consulting and Counselling Services.
First elected to the House of Commons in 2008, Ray most recently served as a Member on two Standing Committees — Status of Women, and National Defence.
Aside from his contributions to Saskatchewan’s education system, Ray has served as Chair of the Saskatchewan Summer Games, and is a current member of the Moose Jaw Rotary Club.
Ray and his wife, Sandy, live in Moose Jaw. They have two children, Patti and Ryan.