Candidate for O'Connor
Jon was elected to the upper house of WA Parliament in 2001, as the Member for Mining & Pastoral Region. Between 2006 and 2008 he served as Minister for Local Government and Regional Development; Minister for Fisheries; the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne; and Minister for Employment Protection between 2006 and 2008. He retired from State Parliament in 2013.
Before being elected, Jon worked for 20 years in the resource sector, employed as a manager in maintenance, project construction and commissioning for onshore and offshore recourse projects.
Jon now has a small consultancy business offering services in strategic government and community engagement with his uniquely designed stakeholder communication policy. He also provides advice to the public and private sector on the resources industry.