Nick Staikos

Nicholas Staikos (born 4 July 1986) is an Australian politician. He has been a Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since November 2014, representing the Legislative Assembly seat of Bentleigh. [1]

Nick Staikos

McKinnon Secondary College.jpg
Premier Daniel Andrews and Nick Staikos MP at McKinnon Secondary College
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Bentleigh
Assumed office
29 November 2014
Preceded byElizabeth Miller
Personal details
Born (1986-07-04) 4 July 1986 (age 34)
Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia
Political partyLabor Party
Alma materMonash University
Websitehttp://nickstaikos.com.au/

CareerEdit

In 2005, Staikos was elected to Glen Eira Council. At 19, he was the youngest person ever elected to that council. He was re-elected in 2008, but resigned in 2009 following the passage of legislation that banned people employed by members of Parliament from serving in local government. Following his resignation, he was appointed an honorary life member of the East Bentleigh Senior Citizens Club in recognition of his service. He was also appointed President of Godfrey Street Community House.

Staikos has worked for a number of MPs in state and federal parliaments, including Simon Crean, Clare O'Neil, Judith Graley and Ann Barker.

He was elected to the Victorian Parliament in 2014 in the seat of Bentleigh by a margin of just 0.8 per cent. During Staikos' first term, the electorate underwent significant changes, including the removal of three level crossings, major upgrades to schools and the return of St Kilda Football Club to Moorabbin. He was easily re-elected in 2018, achieving a swing of more than 11 per cent. Following this election, Staikos was appointed Secretary of the State Parliamentary Labor Party and Deputy Government Whip. In June 2020, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer.

Staikos graduated from Monash University in 2009 with a BA (Hons). [2]

Staikos is of Greek descent.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bentleigh Results". ABC News. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  2. ^ https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/people-in-parliament/members-search/search-members/details/22/297
  3. ^ "Hellenes nominate for Vic ALP". Neos Kosmos. Retrieved 12 September 2020.

External linksEdit

Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Elizabeth Miller
Member for Bentleigh
2014–present
Incumbent