Meet John Barilaro, your MP for Monaro
John Barilaro was born in Queanbeyan to Italian migrant parents, who came to Australia in 1968. Their hard working and selfless example instilled in him a strong value of family and community service.
John lives in Jerrabomberra with his wife Deanna and three daughters.
Prior to entering politics, John ran his family business in Queanbeyan for 20 years, manufacturing energy efficient windows and doors. This experience has given him first-hand experience of the problems facing small businesses in the region.
John has always had a passion for sport. In 2000 he co-founded the Monaro Panthers Football Club and served as president of the club for eight years. The club now boasts over 900 registered junior players.
In 2008, John stood for election to the Queanbeyan City Council because he believed ordinary mums and dads needed a greater say on the decisions that affected them and the local area.
As a Councillor, John became increasingly frustrated with the failings of Sydney Labor in the region; particularly, with regard to the delays in the upgrade to the Queanbeyan Hospital. John stood as a candidate for the State election because he saw The Nationals as the only party that could deliver a fair share for regional areas.
What John Barilaro stands for:
A more prosperous, healthier and happier Monaro
Developing health care services
Restoring economic health through strong fiscal management
Supporting the farming region and tackling issues around land use, native vegetation, biosecurity and water
Ensuring thriving tourism and making the NSW ski fields number one again
Building our region through infrastructure
Supporting local businesses
Creating jobs and fighting the skills shortage
Rebuilding local roads
Promoting sustainability and energy efficiency
Restoring accountability and transparency in the government