I have lived most of my adult life in the electorate of McEwen, and currently live in Whittlesea with my partner Lisa and our two dogs, Zoe and Bruiser. I have an extensive background in both industry and government. After nearly 20 years in the transport industry in management and sales, I became the first Labor member elected to the Victorian Legislative Council seat of Central Highlands in 2002.

As a founding member of Australia’s first Community Emergency Response Team in Craigieburn, or as an RACV mechanic helping drivers on Victorian roads, I have played a hands-on role in our community. As a local I understand the need to have a secure job, a safe community and know that access to better services is a high priority for McEwen residents.

It’s my view that my job is to improve people’s lives in our community in whatever way we can. I believe the key to this is listening to and understanding the community, then invest the time and energy to fight to get results.

Since 2010 I have fought for and secured funding to ensure that all promises to the McEwen electorate have been delivered.