“Passion for my local area, local knowledge and my determination to get effective results” is the platform new Balcatta MLA David Michael was elected on.
With the WAEC having declared the result, Mr Michael defeated outgoing Liberal MLA Chris Hatton by securing 55.8 per cent of the two party preferred vote. This represents a swing of 12.9 per cent to WA Labor.
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One of Mr Michael’s first jobs will be to bring the Balcatta Senior High School community together and start the comprehensive $50 million upgrade of the ailing 50-year-old school promised by Labor in the lead-up to the State Election.
Passionate about his community, Mr Michael has been a life-long local in Tuart Hill and has served as a councillor with the City of Stirling – the youngest every councillor of the municipality when he was elected 12 years ago.
In that time he has built a strong record of delivering community facilities, upgrades of parks and roads and the introduction of a modern recycling system.
Mr Michael studied economics at the University of WA where he joined both the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Republican Movement.
Since 2002 Mr Michael has worked for several State Parliamentarians giving him intimate knowledge of the workings of the State Parliament and policy making process.
Mr Michael was born in Mt Lawley and has lived in Tuart Hill for most of his life attending Tuart Hill Primary School and Servite College.
Mr Michael is a life member of the Tuart Hill Cricket Club, a board member of Tuart Hill Primary School and patron of several local community groups including the Osborne Park Bowling Club, RSL and the Tuart Hill Swimming Club.
“I have lived in our local area all my life and went to Tuart Hill Primary School and Servite College. I love living here and I’m determined to protect what makes it special”.
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