Dave was elected as the Member for Bassendean on the 9th March 2013. The electorate of Bassendean includes the suburbs of Ashfield, Bassendean, Beechboro, Eden Hill, Lockridge, Kiara and parts of Bayswater and Morley.

Dave has lived in nearby Bayswater with his family for the past 15 years. His kids go to local schools.

For the past ten years, Dave has been the elected WA Secretary of United Voice, the union that represents frontline staff in WA's schools, hospitals, childcare, disability and aged care centres along with cleaners, security and hospitality workers.

Dave has run campaigns including against the privatisation of Western Australia's hospitals and schools and for a better deal for cleaners.

Dave is also active locally. Dave and a couple of others successfully ran a campaign to see that banking services were retained in their local area when the big four banks started to pull out. Today after 12 years on the board, the community bank he played a primary role in establishing has two branches and is now one of the most successful in Australia.

This website is authorised by Clive Brown 2 Surrey Street BASSENDEAN.