Declan was born and raised in Canberra. Through his work in the Yerrabi region he has enjoyed meeting locals from all walks of life, and has developed a particular affection for the area and its residents. Declan is motivated by the desire to see local business flourish in Yerrabi and is committed to reducing red tape and regulatory burdens to empower people to succeed. He is a passionate social liberal who believes that the government should not dictate how consenting adults choose to conduct their personal lives, and is particularly opposed to nanny-state and economically harmful policies such as lockout laws. Declan is a young candidate and wishes to give Canberra’s youth a voice in the legislative assembly while also engaging and consulting constructively with all of the Yerrabi community.