Annual report - A year in Bright

15 March 2015

It is one year since I was elected as the Member for Bright and it has been a busy and enjoyable year. Being a Member of Parliament is an incredibly diverse job, with unique challenges, uplifting rewards and the ability to drive real change.

It is one year since I was elected as the Member for Bright and it has been a busy and enjoyable year. Being a Member of Parliament is an incredibly diverse job, with unique challenges, uplifting rewards and the ability to drive real change.

I represent Bright, a patch of Adelaide’s coastline which runs from Hallett Cove in the south, through to Somerton Park in the north. It’s bounded on the west by Gulf St Vincent and boasts some of Adelaide’s best beaches. It’s a great part of our state and I’m privileged to represent it.

Bright is of course a false construct. It exists only for the purpose of electoral mathematics and, to the average local resident, its relevance doesn’t stretch beyond election day. My approach from day one has been to look beyond the electoral map to the suburbs, streets and homes which make up this community. Dig deeper and you find parks, sporting clubs, surf clubs, churches, schools, small businesses, train stations, community halls, retirement villages, nursing homes and PEOPLE. And that’s my focus: representing the thousands of people who live within this electorate.

You make this job worthwhile. You’re the reason I get up in the morning, you’re the reason I’m committed to turning up on doorsteps way beyond the election campaign, and you drive me to be a relevant, energetic, imaginative representative, focused on your needs.

I would like to thank you for putting your trust in me and working alongside me during the past year. I remain committed to serving our local community with enthusiasm, activism and integrity and want to work with you to make this community great.