Its good to see that Family First's candidate is a local, with experience in local government as well as environmental issues in the community.
Smith was raised on the Mornington Peninsula and joined the Victoria Police Force in 1989. During his ten years of service he was stationed in the local area and achieved the rank of Senior Constable. A Tyabb resident, Smith has served as a Counciloor on Mornington Peninsula Shire for the past eight years and works as supervisor in the Security Industry and as a Project Manager for Community Development Projects. He also works casually in the Film and Television Industry and is involved in local environment groups.
After a bit of snooping around I also found that Mr Smith attended an opening of a Buddist centre in the capacity of a councillor.
A bit of a suprise considering family first is associated with been a 'Christian Party' whose roots are Pentecostal/Fundementalist.
We were also very happy to be joined by Councillor Reade Smith (Mt Eliza Shire)
Good on him. My respect for him has gone up a notch.