Jimmy will be a strong voice for Stafford in Premier Palaszczuk’s team and already has runs on the board standing up for good services and good government.
He is a local through and through. He went to primary school at Wavell Heights, was captain of Padua College in Kedron and has deep roots in the community with his parents still living in the family home in Stafford.
Jimmy and his wife Carolyn are raising their blended family locally and are heavily involved in local schools. A qualified lawyer and former Judge’s Associate in the District Court of Queensland, Jimmy has worked across government and law reform in Canberra, Brisbane and Washington DC, where he worked in the office of Democratic Senator Ron Wyden.
Jimmy joined Annastacia Palaszczuk’s team in opposition, standing up against Campbell Newman and Deb Frecklington’s savage cuts of 14,000 jobs and cuts to local services in Stafford.
As a long-serving Chief of Staff to the State’s Attorney-General, Jimmy contributed to restoring calm to the legal profession and justice system after the chaos of the Newman years and has helped deliver important and sensible law reform, including increasing openness and transparency in government and delivering laws to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence and serious and organised crime. He was part of the team that restored funding to TAFE and reintroduced Skilling Queenslanders for Work, giving Queenslanders the skills and experience they need to get into the workforce, get secure jobs and provide for their families.
Jimmy has been part of Premier Palaszczuk’s team in delivering for Queenslanders, now he is passionate about the opportunity to represent the local community as the Premier’s representative in Stafford as she puts Queensland on the road to recovery by making strong health decisions on the border and starting to deliver Queensland’s economic recovery plan.