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David Robert Harris MP

Assumed office 
24 March 2007
Preceded by Paul Crittenden
Constituency Electoral district of Wyong

Political party Australian Labor Party

David Robert Harris is an Australian politician and Australian Labor Party member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. Harris has represented the electorate of Wyong since 24 March 2007.


Personal life

Harris is one of three children born to his parents who grew up in Greenacre. His parents later moved to the New South Wales Central Coast.

Harris is married to Sherelle and they have two daughters.[1]


Harris attended Woy Woy South Public School and Woy Woy High School where became school captain.[1]

Harris undertook tertiary studies and was awarded a Diploma of Teaching and began work in the public school system. He started his career as a teacher at Griffith Public School in 1987. The following year, in his second year of teaching, he became the principal of a one-teacher school at Merriwagga. He moved on to teach at Hillston Central School. It was in Hillston that he met his wife Sherelle.[1]

Early career

Harris returned to the New South Wales Central Coast and became principal at Dooralong Public School and then deputy principal at Northlakes Public School.

Harris was later appointed principal at Gwandalan Public School and finally principal of Kariong Public School.

In 2006 Harris resigned as the principal to pursue a career in politics.[1]

Political career

In 1987 Harris joined the Umina branch of the Australian Labor Party, eventually becoming the president of the Wyong branch and then the secretary of Dobell Federal Electoral Council.[1]

Harris was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly on 24 March 2007 as the Member for Wyong. He is currently the Deputy Chair of the Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption, a Member of the Staysafe Committee (Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety) and a Member of the Standing Committee on Broadband in Rural and Regional Communities.[2]


Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Paul Crittenden
Member for Wyong


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