- Member for Light
Tony was first elected to State Parliament as the Member for Light on the 18th March 2006 after serving as Mayor of Gawler for six years.
Tony attended Evanston Primary School, Gawler High School and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Economics Degree majoring in accounting at Adelaide University. He later completed a Graduate Certificate in Education and a Masters Degree in Educational Management at the Flinders University of South Australia. Tony has worked in the chartered accountancy field, State and Federal public administration and was employed as a Business Manager at Trinity College Gawler Inc. prior to entering Parliament.
A single dad, Tony lives with his two sons Raffaele and Stefan at Kudla and has lived in the Gawler area since 1963 when he arrived in Australia with his family. Tony was born in Naples, Italy and migrated to Australia at age 3.
Colonel William Light (1786-1839) was the first Surveyor-General of South Australia. He determined the site for the City of Adelaide, divided its acreage into marketable lots and commenced the definition of country sections and land for secondary townships.
Area: approx. 607.0km2
Location: A peri-urban district, which includes the town of Gawler to the north of the greater Adelaide area. The Light River forms a section of the northerly boundary while the Para River and suburbs to the north of Adelaide form the boundary on the south/south east.
History: The district is one of only two (with Flinders) to bear the name of one of the 17 original 1857 Assembly districts. Unlike Flinders, it was abolished in 1902 but revived in 1936, effective at the election held in 1938.