Robert Furolo

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Robert Furolo is an Australian politician. He has been an Australian Labor Party member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly since October 2008, representing the electorate of Lakemba.

His current positions are[1]

  • Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 18 Oct 2008
  • Member for Lakemba 18 Oct 2008
  • Member, Legal Affairs Committee 14 May 2014

Furolo was born in Sydney, and grew up in its outer western suburbs. He worked in the transport industry after leaving school, working as a McDonalds manager for a period, before returning to university to study economics and industrial relations. He was appointed as an advisor to his local MLA, member for Hurstville and future Premier Morris Iemma in 1994. He worked for Iemma for nine years, remaining on his staff after his appointment as a minister in 1999, before leaving to work as a public relations consultant in 2003.

Furolo was elected to the City of Canterbury council in 1999, and served as deputy mayor before standing for mayor in the 2004 election. He won that election, and was re-elected in 2008.