David Morris was elected to the Legislative Assembly in November 2006, and re-elected in 2010 and 2014, representing the district of Mornington, which includes the towns of Mount Eliza, Mount Martha, Moorooduc and Mornington.
David currently serves as Shadow Minister for Finance, Shadow Minister for Local Government, Deputy Chair of the Parliament's Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, and Deputy Chair of the Privileges Committee of the Legislative Assembly.
David's Parliamentary career has also included stints as Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government (2010-14), Acting Speaker (2010-14), Chair of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (2013-14), Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Public Libraries (2012-14), Deputy Chair of the Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee of the Parliament (2007 - 2010), Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government (Feb 2008 - Nov 2010) and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Environment (Nov 2009 - Nov 2010).
David was a Councillor of the Shire of Mornington from 1987 to 1994, and Shire President 1992-1993; a member of the Westernport Regional Planning Committee 1989 – 1994, and a member of the Peninsula Regional Library service committee from 1987 to 1995, including a number of terms as Chair.
David’s connection with the Peninsula community has included service as a Board Member of Peninsula Community Health as Treasurer of the Mornington Chamber of Commerce for five years and as Secretary and Treasurer of the Mount Eliza Community Association.
David has held many positions in the Liberal Party including President of the Mornington Branch, Chairman of both the Mornington and Dunkley Electorates. He currently represents the Parliamentary Party on the State Assembly.
Prior to his election to Parliament David had over twenty-five year’s experience in local small business.
David is married to Linda and has three step children. When time permits he enjoys the company of family and friends, swimming, walking, and working in the garden.
In 2008 David and Linda walked the wartime Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea.
Mornington District includes the towns of Mount Eliza, Mornington, and Mount Martha. The district boundaries include Humphries Road in the north, Derril Road in the east, and Ellerina Road in the south.
Source: Victorian Electoral Commission