Tako van Popta was first elected to the House of Commons in 2019 and was re-elected in 2021. Prior to his election, Tako served on the Surrey Board of Trade and the Surrey Business Improvement Association, on the Langley Memorial Hospital Board for two terms, and volunteered at Elim Housing Society for over 10 years. A graduate of Trinity Western University and UBC, Tako practiced law for 30 years in the Fraser Valley.
Since 2019, Tako has held various roles such as Chair of B.C. Caucus, Deputy Shadow Minister for Employment, and member of the Standing Committee on Public Safety.
In the fall of 2022, the Hon. Pierre Poilievre appointed Tako as Shadow Minister for Pacific Economic Development. In this role, Tako is focused on building a stronger, more prosperous region through partnering federal government support with grassroots organizations. From ports and transportation infrastructure to film and tourism industries, the West Coast has a lot to offer Canada and the world.
Tako is also currently a member of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, the Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group, and the Canada-Israel Inter-Parliamentary Group, among others.
He is committed to representing the interests of Langley – Aldergrove on many important local issues, such as flood mitigation, housing affordability, and transportation.
Tako and his wife, Inga, have called Langley home for many years. They have 5 children and 15 grandchildren.
Langley—Aldergrove is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada that includes the areas of Langley Township, West Abbotsford, Fort Langley, Aldergrove, Murrayville, Willoughby, and more.