I am honoured to be elected the Member for Thuringowa. I was raised in North Queensland finishing school at Heatley Secondary College, Townsville.
With a passion for helping people, my first job in 1985 was at the Townsville Hospital employed as a medical orderly. In 1990 I joined the Queensland Ambulance Service and went on to become a Critical Care Flight Paramedic, which gave me the opportunity to work in various positions throughout Townsville and the surrounding district as Acting Officer in Charge of many Stations including the Northern Beaches and Kirwan Ambulance Stations.
I am passionate about my community and helping others. I was the President of the Combined Emergency Services Committee from 1995 to 2000 which raised significant funds to help build the Ronald McDonald House in Townsville.
North Queensland is where I was raised and I proudly live in Kelso along with my wife and 3 children.
Being first elected in February 2015, I am proud to acknowledge the delivery of Riverway Drive Duplication Stage 1, Kirwan State High School Multi-Purpose Hall, Kirwan Ambulance Station, major upgrade to Heatley Secondary College, Upper Ross Police Facility to replace the single police beat dongas and more police officers to keep the community safe by way of "Prevention, Protection and Prosecution".
Now into my third term as Voice of Thuringowa in Queensland Parliament, I have committed to delivering Riverway Drive Duplication Stage 2, Multi-purpose hall for Thuringowa State High School, Stage 5 of the Townsville Ring Road, Upgrade to the Kirwan Health Precinct, and fought to have funding for the final stage of the DriveIT NQ Motorsport Facility.
Thuringowa needs a strong voice and I will continue to advocate for my community and work tirelessly to deliver on job generating infrastructure.