Telmo Languiller, Member for Tarneit, has advised me that he will not be seeking re-election in 2018.
Elected to Parliament in 1999, Telmo has staunchly served families in the western suburbs for nearly two decades.
As the Member for Tarneit, Telmo’s work has helped secure investments in local schools including Tarneit P-9 College and the Grange P-12 College, as well as vital upgrades to local roads.
Telmo was the first Uruguayan-born person elected to a Parliament outside Uruguay, and the first Australian of Latin American descent to be elected to the Victorian Parliament.
He has served our state in a number of Parliamentary Secretary positions, before becoming the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
I thank Telmo for his service to our Parliament and our Party, and I wish him the best for the future.
Reviewed 15 September 2020