Born in Melbourne, I’ve lived in this area for 30 years. I am happily married to Caroline and have four wonderful children and one lovely granddaughter. My children went to primary school in Broadford where I sat on the Broadford Primary School Council and have been a strong supporter for more funding and support for regional schools. In 1996, I was elected as a councillor for Mitchell Shire and also worked for the army at Puckapunyal as the director of the Army Simulation Office. Firmly supporting ALP policies, I am dedicated in delivering access to education, job opportunities, health care, cheaper energy and safe communities.