Candidate for Aston
Paul and his family migrated from Greece to Australia in November 1968.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Social Science and a Diploma of Education, Paul worked as a courier and second school teacher.
In 1996, he and his wife Kathy ventured into the world of small business by opening and managing their own childcare centre.
Paul previously served as a local government councillor at the City of Monash where he served as Mayor from 2006 to 2008 and again in 2015.
During his time on council, Paul has worked towards strengthening the City of Monash’s focus on planning, community development and public health. In 2006, he led the charge to introduce a local law to ban smoking in public playgrounds – the first local law of its kind in Victoria.
Paul joined the ALP family in 1991 because of his strong beliefs in social justice and equality. Paul believes everyone should get the same opportunities regardless of their postcode. That is why Paul will fight for education, Medicare, health services, jobs and affordable childcare and will ensure that Aston is never taken for granted again.
Paul understands the issues facing families and communities in Aston and is keen to engage and meet as many families, residents and community groups as possible to hear their concerns, issues and expectations.
Twenty years ago, Paul delivered packages in and around the electorate of Aston. Now he wants to provide a voice for the very same people and families in the Parliament of Australia.
In his spare time, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife and life partner Kathy and their three children Jami, Tari and Diana.