Includes partially or wholly the following localities and postcodes.
Localities: Aberdare, Abermain, Abernethy, Allandale, Barnsley, Belford, Bellbird, Bellbird Heights, Bishops Bridge, Black Hill, Branxton, Brunkerville, Buchanan, Bucketty, Buttai, Cameron Park, Cedar Creek, Cessnock, Cliftleigh, Congewai, Dairy Arm, Edgeworth, Ellalong, Elrington, Fernances Crossing, Greta, Greta Main, Heddon Greta, Holmesville, Kearsley, Keinbah, Kitchener, Kurri Kurri, Laguna, Lovedale, Loxford, Millfield, Milsons Arm, Mount View, Mount Vincent, Mulbring, Murrays Run, Narone Creek, Neath, North Rothbury, Nulkaba, Paxton, Paynes Crossing, Pelaw Main, Pelton, Pokolbin, Quorrobolong, Richmond Vale, Rothbury, Sawyers Gully, Seahampton, Stanford Merthyr, Stockrington, Sweetmans Creek, Watagan, West Wallsend, Weston, Wollombi.
Postcodes 2250, 2278, 2285, 2286, 2320, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2325, 2326, 2327, 2334, 2335
Area: 2019.91 square kilometres
March 2004 to present Member, Cessnock Branch of the Australian Labor Party.
Vice President and Player, Cessnock Water Polo.
Married with 4 children.
Bachelor Education (BEd), University of Newcastle, 1993.
November 2009 to April 2011 Community and Recreational Facilities Planner, Port Stephens Council.
May 2009 to November 2009 Temporary Electorate Officer, Office of Kerry Hickey MP.
April 2003 to April 2009 Manager, Canteen - Hunter and Northern New South Wales.
April 1994 to January 2003 Teacher, Mount View High School.
Inaugural Speech, 11 May 2011:
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.