Stacey Hassard is the MLA for Pelly-Nisutlin and currently serves as Official Opposition Critic for Highways and Public Works.
He was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election of October 11, 2011, and was appointed to cabinet on January 16, 2015. He was re-elected in the general election for the 34th Legislative Assembly on November 7, 2016, and again in the 2021 election to return members for the 35th Legislative Assembly.
Hassard served as interim leader of the Yukon Party from November 2016 to May 2020, making him the longest interim leader of a political party in Canada. He also served as the Leader of the Official Opposition from November 2016 through the March 2021 sitting of the Legislative Assembly.
Raised in Teslin, Mr. Hassard graduated from F.H. Collins Secondary School in Whitehorse in 1986. He worked in the construction industry for 15 years before purchasing and rebuilding the Nisutlin Trading Post and Northlake Motel. He and his family ran the business for 10 years before selling it in March 2011.
Mr. Hassard served two terms as the Chair of the Teslin School Council from 2002 to 2006. In 2008, he was elected as a Councillor for the Village of Teslin in a byelection and was re-elected in 2009. That same year he was chosen as Deputy Mayor.
Mr. Hassard served as a director of the Association of Yukon Communities from 2009 until 2011 when he resigned after becoming MLA.
An active member of the community, Mr. Hassard spent many years coaching Teslin minor hockey, as well as serving on the Executive of the Teslin Minor Hockey Association. He has also volunteered for the Teslin ambulance service.
He and his wife Shelley live in Teslin, where they have raised their three children Christina, Robert, and Kelsey.