I was born at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and enjoyed a great childhood in Bracken Ridge. Growing up, you would often find me in a tinnie on Salt Water Creek fishing and mud crabbing with my Dad, or at the Bracken Ridge Scout Hall practising judo.
After a decade of working at Toombul Music and Sony Australia as a sales representative, I decided to buy into the family business and became the Managing Director at Sandgate Pest Control. Meanwhile, I met my wife Louise and we had three boys – Will, Tom and Sam. My family is the most important thing in the world to me and they truly are the greatest joy in my life. Recently we added one more to the Howarth clan: Matilda, a Doberman pup.
I first decided to run for politics in 2004 for the State Seat of Sandgate. I was frustrated by the blatant lies and union mongering of the Labor Party and wanted to make a real difference for families and businesses in the community I called home.
I was elected to the federal seat of Petrie in 2013 and have tirelessly fought for local programs and infrastructure.I am passionate about the chaplaincy program, helping small businesses get ahead and ensuring our defence force and security agencies have the resources they need to keep Australia safe.
I want to thank each and every one of you for putting your trust in me and choosing me to be your elected represented in Federal Parliament. It certainly has its ups and downs, but campaigning for and delivering the vital infrastructure our community needs and knocking on Ministers’ doors to help improve your lives is certainly very rewarding.
I can’t do this job alone, so if you ever have any feedback, concerns or queries about federal politics or our local community please let me know via my email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone my office on 07 3284 8008.