David Michael (politician)

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David Michael

MLA
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Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Balcatta
Assumed office
11 March 2017
Preceded by Chris Hatton
Personal details
Born (1980-01-25) 25 January 1980 (age 41)
Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Political party Labor
Website www.davidmichael.com.au

David Robert Michael (born 25 January 1980) is an Australian politician. He has been a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since the 2017 state election, representing Balcatta. Michael is the WA Parliament's first ever Australian/Finnish MP.

Michael worked for several state Labor MPs, and ran unsuccessfully for Churchlands in 2001. In 2005 he was elected to Stirling City Council, becoming, at 25, its youngest ever member. He served as deputy mayor from 2011 to 2013. [1]

Davids current priorities as MP are upgrades to Balcatta Senior High School and Osborne Park Hospital and for the McGowan Government as is the job-creating Stephenson Avenue Extension. [2]

David also acts in the following roles for various organizations: [3]

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State Seat of Balcatta

Personal life

Growing up in Tuart Hill, David went to Tuart Hill Primary School and Servite College for his education. He is a life member of the Tuart Hill Cricket Club, a board member of Tuart Hill Primary School, and a patron of the Osborne Park Bowling Club. David enjoys playing cricket when he can. He also passionately supports the Perth Wildcats, Fremantle Dockers and Claremont Tigers. [4]

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References

  1. Green, Antony (2017). "Balcatta". ABC Elections. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  2. "About David". balcatta.walabor.org.au. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  3. "About David". balcatta.walabor.org.au. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  4. "State Member for Balcatta". balcatta.walabor.org.au. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Chris Hatton
Member for Balcatta
2017–present
Incumbent