I moved to Manly with my family in 1997. From the wonderful walks of North Head to the bustle of Brookvale, the electorate of Manly is a great place, full of good people.
It is an honour and privilege for me to represent this area.
As the Member for Manly, I speak up for the thousands of Manly residents and families who deserve continued improvements in public transport and roads, who deserve local schools that give our kids the best opportunities to learn, and who deserve safe and thriving neighbourhoods:
- I am here to support the local business owners, entrepreneurs just starting out, and the young couple looking for their first home.
- I am here to speak for the grandparents who want to ensure the quality of life they enjoyed is retained for their grandkids.
- I am here to speak up for the vulnerable and voiceless in our community.
Since being elected in 2017, I have fought hard to ensure our area remains the best place to live, work and raise a family.
James Griffin Bio:
James was elected to the NSW Parliament in 2017 to represent the seat of Manly.
He is a member of the NSW Cabinet and serves as the NSW Environment Minister and NSW Heritage Minister.
Before he became a Member of Parliament James was a Director in professional services firm KPMG Australia.
He has served as the Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Parliamentary Secretary for Veterans, Chair of the Legislation Review Committee and Chair of the Legislative Assembly Committee on Environment and Planning.
Since his election James has spearheaded the construction of Australia’s first hospice for young adults in Manly and been a strong advocate for environmental and climate change policies.
James attended the University of Notre Dame and studied Arts.
He is married to Elissa and has two young children Ted and Grace.
In his maiden speech to Parliament James outlined his vision to make a lasting, positive contribution for the good people of Manly and to the state of New South Wales and he continues to work towards that goal each and every day.
James is a McKinnon Institute for Advanced Political Leadership 2022 Scholar and member of the Asia Society’s Asia 21 Global Young Leaders Initiative (2021/22).