Wade was elected to the Victorian Parliament to represent the seat of Williamstown in September 2007 following the retirement of long serving Victorian Premier and Williamstown MP, Steve Bracks. Wade currently lives in Williamstown with his wife and two children, making him the fourth generation of his family to live in Melbourne’s inner west.
During his time in Parliament, Wade has served as a member of multiple parliamentary committees as well as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Health and the Shadow Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Bushfire Response. Following the election of the Andrews Labor Government in November 2014, Wade was appointed Minister for Police and Minister for Corrections. He is currently the Minister for Industry and Employment, and Minister for Resources.
Living locally, Wade is a big fan of our local cafes, like Pint of Milk in Newport, and restaurants like Mez Mez in Williamstown, but thinks the best pizza comes from Motorino in Spotswood.
Wade is an avid supporter and member of the Western Bulldogs and Williamstown Football Clubs, and enjoys running marathons in his spare time.