Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development
Minister of Justice and Public Safety
Minister Responsible for the Research and Development Corporation
Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services
Government House Leader
Member for Grand Bank
Darin King was first elected as the Member of the House of Assembly for the District of Grand Bank on October 9, 2007, and was named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Education. He was re‐elected to the House of Assembly on October 11, 2011.
He has served as Minister of the Departments of Education; Human Resources, Labour and Employment; Fisheries and Aquaculture; Justice; Labour; Business, Tourism, Culture, and Rural Development; as well as Government House Leader. In March, 2015 he was appointed Government House Leader, as well as Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture, and Rural Development; Minister of the Research and Development Corporation; Minister of Justice and Public Safety; and Minister of Fire and Emergency Services.
Darin was born in Grand Bank, and raised in Fortune on the south coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. After high school, he completed a Bachelor of Education and Diploma in School Resources Services from Memorial University; Masters of Education at Saint Mary's University, Halifax; and a PhD from Northcentral University, Arizona.
Prior to his election, Darin was the CEO/Director of Education for the Eastern School District with responsibility for 127 schools and approximately 46,000 students. Through his career in education, he served as a classroom teacher and in a variety of leadership positions at the school and school district levels. He has taught graduate studies at Memorial University and served as a supervisor of doctoral students.
Darin has acquired an extensive background in community service and rural development as a result of serving on a variety of boards and organizations.
Darin and his wife, Colleen, have two children - Mitch and Kate.