Today my friend and colleague, Rob Stokes has announced that he will not be contesting the next election.

Rob as the Member for Pittwater has achieved a great deal, including the much anticipated upgrade of Mona Vale Road.

I want to take this opportunity to thank both Rob and Sophie for their committed service to Pittwater and wish them and their family well on their future.

Pittwater has always been very special to me having been a part of this wonderfully diverse community.

It is from my love for Pittwater and my commitment to continuing to serve our community that today I announce I will be putting myself forward and nominating for Liberal Party Pre-Selection to represent Pittwater.