David was elected as the State Member for Kilsyth in Dec 2006
David entered the political arena after working as a registrar for 14 years. In that time, David was also a Ward Councillor with the Shire of Yarra Ranges from 1997-2005, being elected as Mayor on three separate occasions.
Through his time in local government, David has developed a deep understanding of the needs of the local community. He has been involved with various local community groups, including the Yarra Ranges Enterprise Centres and the Shire of Yarra Ranges Community Safety Committee, and continues to serve on the boards of several local organisations.
David has strong beliefs that every person is entitled to feel safe in their streets and homes, and has the right to an efficient and reliable public transport system. Since his election in 2006, David has continued to push these views and has fought for the needs of his constituents, also advocating for all Victorians to have access to more affordable housing.
David, his wife Tina, and their children have lived in Mooroolbark for over 25 years. In that time, through his knowledge and experience in a wide range of matters, he has become a well respected and valuable member of the community, and takes pride in being the State representative for his electorate of Kilsyth.