Richard Harvey is a medical research scientist, local community leader and volunteer who was elected as the Member for Newland at the 2018 State Election.
As a father of three young children, Richard understands the everyday pressures facing families with increasing cost of living and he is committed to reducing the financial burden on the community.
A valued member of the Marshall Liberal Team, Richard has continued to fight for the increase of services at Modbury Hospital in order to return much needed health services to the local area.
Richard is an energetic community advocate as a member of the Rotary Club of Tea Tree Gully, Neighbourhood Watch, Friends of Anstey Hill and the RSL. Richard is passionate about laying the foundation for the next generation and has demonstrated this commitment through Rotary’s National Youth Science Forum, as a mentor of junior umpires in the local footy league, and a member of local school boards and governing councils.
As a former research scientist for the University of Adelaide, Richard worked to find new ways of preventing and treating pneumonia and meningitis. He worked with some of the world’s experts in their field from North America, Europe and Asia.
Richard’s skills and experiences have given him a great perspective from which to contribute to the Marshall Liberal Government’s plan to tackle the challenges facing the Newland community and offer hope and opportunity to all South Australians.