Like four generations before me, my family calls Bundaberg home. I’ve never wanted to live anywhere else. After completing high school I joined the Queensland Police Service.
My wife Sharyn, a teacher at Walkervale State School, and I have two teenage daughters, and like many other families, we’re concerned about their future opportunities. That’s one of the reasons that made me stand for Parliament.
An Active Community Member
For many years I served our region as a police officer, as a detective, child protection officer and manager of the PCYC and have been honoured to receive awards for my service. In 2008 I ran for Council and was Deputy Mayor from 2012-16.
On Council I served as the Acting Chair of the Bundaberg Local Disaster Management Group and Local Recovery Coordinator, which helped steer the region through the 2011 and 2013 floods. My parents were always active in the community and I’ve followed their lead.
Today I am a board member of several local sporting, education and social welfare organisations.
Listening to Locals
Whether in my role as a police officer, Councillor or volunteer, I have a proven track record of standing up for the Bundaberg community. Bundaberg residents continue to tell me their top priorities are jobs, cost of living and community safety.
Bundaberg deserves a strong representative in State Parliament. One who wants to make a meaningful difference to peoples’ lives, is involved in the community and really listens.
Team Work Delivers Results
Regional Queensland is the engine room of the State’s economy and, as your Liberal National Party Member, I will fight to ensure Bundaberg receives its fair share of funding.
A strong, growing economy is the best way Bundaberg families will have quality health and education services and a safer community.
I will put your interests first and work with my council, state and federal colleagues to help build a better Bundaberg.