Tim entered politics after winning the seat of Gippsland East at the November 2010 State election.
In February 2014 Tim became the Minister for Local Government and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.
He is a born and bred East Gippslander who was brought up on the Gippsland Lakes at Metung.
The family name is synonymous with Bulls Cruisers and Tim has a lifelong passion of enjoying all the region has to offer.
Tim is married to Kim and they have three children – Daniel (22), Lachlan (19) and Nikita (14).
A former newspaper editor, Tim enjoys an active lifestyle with family camping and fishing trips.
Over the years, he has been heavily involved in sporting and community organisations and was successful in helping to establish the East Gippsland Specialist School.
Tim is determined to fight for our fair share of government resources to improve services for rural and regional communities.
Tim is a strong supporter of East Gippsland’s traditional industries and he’s also keen to support small businesses and the tourism industry to create more jobs in the future.
He believes that improved infrastructure, particularly funding for better roads, telecommunications and natural gas reticulation are critical to supporting and growing new industries.
As a hard-working, dedicated family man, Tim understands the issues that concern East Gippslanders and will continue to fight for a better deal for our community.
Tim also serves as the Shadow Minister for Carers and Disability, Racing, Veterans' Affairs and Fishing and Boating.