Christian Porter was first elected to the House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Pearce at the 2013 federal election.
Pearce is a safe Liberal electorate in Western Australia. It is located in the eastern region of outer metropolitan Perth and surrounding rural areas. It includes the coastal area from Quinns Rock to Lancelin. It covers the country centres of Gingin, Bindoon and Toodyay in the north, Northam and Grass Valley in the east, and York and Beverley to the south, plus the eastern portion of the Darling Ranges and the Swan Valley.
Porter was previously a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, representing the electorate of Murdoch and then Bateman from 2008. He was Attorney General in the Barnett government from 2008 and Treasurer from 2010 until his resignation earlier this year. [Read more...]