Jim Reiter was first elected as the MLA for Rosetown-Elrose in the 2007 provincial election. He was subsequently re-elected in the 2011, 2016 and 2020 provincial elections.
In May 2009 Jim was first appointed to Cabinet as Minister of Highways and Infrastructure. In June 2012 he was designated as Minister of Government Relations, as well as First Nations, Metis, and Northern Affairs. During his time in this portfolio he was also responsible for SaskEnergy and SaskTel. In August of 2016, Jim was appointed to serve as the Minister of Health, a position he held until November of 2020.
Jim currently serves as Minister of SaskBuilds and Procurement, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission, and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority. He oversees a new approach to the management of all infrastructure projects and assets, standardized government procurement and IT infrastructure through the creation of the Ministry of SaskBuilds and Procurement, a ministry that will be established from the merged responsibilities of the former Ministry of Central Services and SaskBuilds.
Before he became involved in provincial politics Jim served in a number of positions with the Rural Municipal Administrators’ Association, including President. Among his educational accomplishments is a Senior Certificate in Local Government Administration from the University of Regina. He also served six years on the U of R Senate. Jim has also served his community as a Justice of the Peace and Marriage Commissioner.