About Steve

Steve was elected as the State Member for Oakleigh in November 2014 and is a member of the Andrews Labor Government.

Steve is currently the Chair of the Mental Health Expert Taskforce and is a member of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee.

Prior to entering Parliament, Steve worked at the Department of Justice, at the Department of Premier and Cabinet and also for the former Federal Member for Hotham, Simon Crean.

In 2002, Steve set up his own successful business, the Cosmic Bear café in Oakleigh.

Steve served on Monash council between 2003 and 2014, where his achievements included helping to save the Oakleigh Pool, revitalising local shopping areas like Eaton Mall and in Huntingdale, and providing more support for local community and sporting groups.

Growing up in Oakleigh and having worked for many years locally, Steve has a strong understanding of the needs of our community. He believes that a good member of parliament must be a part of the community they represent.

Steve is committed to ensuring our community gets a fair go – support for local hospitals, proper funding of schools, efficient and accessible public transport, better local roads and a strong economy.

Steve has a keen interest in the policy areas of mental health, justice, small business and animal welfare.

Steve lives locally, and is a keen chef when he gets the time.

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