Colin Brooks (politician)

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Colin Brooks
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Bundoora
Incumbent
Assumed office
25 November 2006
Preceded by Sherryl Garbutt
Personal details
Born (1970-01-09) 9 January 1970 (age 44)
Sydney
Political party Australian Labor Party
Children 3
Website colinbrooks.com.au

Colin William Brooks (born 9 January 1970) is an Australian politician.

Early life[edit]

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, he was educated at De La Salle College in Ashfield before receiving an Electrical Trades Certificate from Petersham TAFE. He was an electrician from 1990 to 1996.

Political career[edit]

In 1996, Brooks became an electorate officer. From 1997 to 2005 he served on Banyule City Council, being Mayor from 1998 to 1999 and 2001 to 2002. In 2006, he was selected as the Labor candidate for the safe seat of Bundoora in the 2006 state election, after the retirement of sitting member Sherryl Garbutt. He has represented the seat since.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Brooks is married with two children. He takes an interest in fishing and gardening. In 2001, he received the Centenary Medal.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Colin Brooks (Bundoora)". Members Information. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Sherryl Garbutt
Member for Bundoora
2006–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent