|Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
18 September 1999
|Preceded by||Steve Elder|
29 September 1959 |
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Helper was first elected in the 1999 election on the back of the anti-Kennett rural swing and has held this normally Liberal seat ever since. After the 2006 election Helper was appointed to the cabinet as Minister for Agriculture. He gained the small business portfolio in a reshuffle in August 2007 following the accession of John Brumby to the premiership.
|Parliament of Victoria|
|Member for Ripon