I am proud to live in Chelsea with my wife Lauren and our two daughters Paisley and Orla. We love living in this incredible part of Victoria, with stunning beaches, caring and supportive local residents and wonderful schools, kinders, sporting clubs and community organisations.
I was first elected as the local Member for the Mordialloc District in the Parliament of Victoria 2014 and it has been a privilege to work hard on your behalf, each and every day. When we first put our hand up to serve you in our local community, our mission was to leave our community in a better place, than it was the day before. We live by these values and never waste or opportunity to help, assist and support you, your family and our communities.
I am also the Parliamentary Secretary for Schools, which involves assisting the Minister for Education to support the more than 2,200 schools, our tens of thousands of educators, and more than 1,000,000 school students in Victoria. We believe that education is so fundamentally important to improving our community and the lives and outcomes for all and needs to be inclusive and strive for excellence and equity in everything we do. It is incredible to work to deliver high quality and inclusive education for all our students.
In the Victorian Parliament, I sit on the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) which examines public administration and finances to improve outcomes for the Victorian community and has also led the Inquiry into the Victorian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to my role as a Member of Parliament, I worked across State and Federal Governments as an adviser and when to university at Deakin in Geelong, where I completed a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce and have also completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Company Directors Course.
Together, we have achieved so much in our local community and I am truly passionate about listening to our local residents and delivering better outcomes for our local area by continuing to advocate you and your family. Whether it is upgrading and improving our schools and kinders, delivering roads and rail projects, like level crossing removals and the Mordialloc Freeway, creating more local jobs and ensuring support for our health services and community groups.
My role is to represent your views in the Victorian Parliament, and I am always here to listen and assist as best I can. If you or your family need assistance with a State Government matter, please do not hesitate to contact my office and I can work to assist you.