Vince Connelly believes in the importance of family, hard work and community service. Vince began his career in the Army. He was deployed with Australia’s peacekeeping missions to the Solomon Islands and East Timor, where he served as a Platoon Commander. He has extensive experience with WA’s mining, oil and gas industries, including roles in emergency and crisis management. Vince understands public service, having managed the risk program at the City of Swan and been a staff member for Julie Bishop, who he considers a role model. Vince and his wife Peta live in Scarborough with their three teenage children. They understand the pressures facing local families. Vince is committed to public safety, so children are safe playing outside and seniors can feel safe walking to their local shops. He will work to improve local roads, to ease congestion in our growing community. As part of the Liberal team, Vince supports small businesses and tax relief for workers. He knows a strong economy is the key to more jobs and guaranteeing essential services. Vince has a strong connection to the local community, having been President of the Stirling Progress Association and volunteering for a number of veteran and sporting organisations. Vince will draw on all his energy and experience to deliver for Stirling.