Tako Van Popta is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Langley-Aldergrove in the 2019 federal election. Tako grew up in Langley and together with his wife, Inga, have proudly called the area home for the past 45 years. They have 5 children and 15 grandchildren living in or near Langley.
Tako received his undergraduate degree from Trinity Western University and attended UBC to obtain his law degree. Tako articled with McQuarrie Hunter LLP and has worked with the firm for over 30 years becoming 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 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.
Tako is also a dedicated volunteer. His volunteering began with two terms on the Langley Memorial Hospital Board where he served from 1990-1998. Tako also has 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 a seniors care facility that helps more seniors live in independent and supportive living communities.