Simon has lived in Berwick, in the La Trobe electorate, for his entire life. Simon and his wife Samantha chose Berwick as the best place to raise their family; four children now aged from 23 to 5 years old.

Simon is a local teacher of VCE commerce at Beaconhills College. Simon understands the power of education to change peoples lives, and the need for every child to receive a high quality education.

Simon has always been an active member of the La Trobe community in sporting clubs, community organisations, schools and local government. Simon served as a local Councillor with the City of Casey for four years, where he had the opportunity to represent his local community. Simon was also recently the 2015 President of the Berwick Football club in a year when the club won all four Premierships.

Simon has a lifelong commitment to community representation, education and progressive politics. Simon has the experience, passion and commitment to be a strong voice for the people of La Trobe.