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.