Sam Crosby, Labor’s candidate for Reid, grew up in the Inner West.
He went to Rosebank College in Five Dock, and along with his wife Rose, is raising their children in North Strathfield.
Sam has always been actively involved in the local community – including as a member of St Mary’s Concord St Vincent de Paul Society and Drummoyne Rowing Club.
Sam is proud to live in one of the most multicultural parts of Australia, and believes the cultural background of every single Australian citizen should be respected and celebrated. Our diversity makes us stronger as a nation – and no one is more Australian because of the colour of their skin or the birthplace of their ancestors.
As a child, Sam was diagnosed with dyslexia. For the next five years his mum took him to specialist tutors who intensively taught him methods of reading and spelling. It was this extra help that allowed him to succeed at school.
Sam has since then passionately advocated for early childhood education, and believes that every Australian child, regardless of wealth, deserves a quality education.
Since then, Sam obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Sydney and an MBA from UNSW.
He then went on to work in management at Johnson & Johnson, before becoming the Executive Director of policy think tank, the McKell Institute.