I have lived in the Willoughby electorate since the 1970s and been an active member of the ALP for the majority of that time. I have held branch executive roles, organised many local community and ALP events and worked for the NSW Premier.
Largely due to my initiatives my locality now has a highly valued heritage and conservation rating - including participation by householders in the National Trust Heritage Week. To revive the local Progress Association I started a suburb-wide newsletter which continues today as a well-read publication. I am a key contact for a large number of people in the area, especially for matters relating to local government.
I have two voluntary jobs. I am a research assistant at the Emergency Department Research and Education Unit at North Shore Hospital and I teach ethics at Artarmon Public School.
Recently, I organised two successful public forums to raise awareness on the conditions in our local public schools and energy security, respectively.
I have volunteered for Labor in every local, state and federal election since the early 1970s. For over 40 years I have flown the ALP flag in our Liberal-held electorate. I would be honoured to represent you at conference.