Known as Heang by his friends, Heang is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Victoria, representing the District of Clarinda. He was elected in November 2018. Heang lives in Springvale with his wife and three children.
Heang migrated to Australia when he was 16 from Cambodia and has since become a proud resident of the Springvale area and Victorian community. After arriving in Australia, Heang attended the English Language School at Westall Secondary and attended Heatherhill Secondary College in Keysboroough before completing a double degree in Arts and Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Graduate Certificate in Migration Law.
Prior to being elected to the Victorian Parliament, Heang worked as a suburban legal practitioner for more than a decade, as well as an SBS broadcaster for Khmer programs. Heang also served as a councillor in the City of Greater Dandenong (2012-2018) and was mayor of the city in 2015-2016.
Clarinda is one of Victoria’s most culturally and linguistically diverse electorates and includes the suburbs of Clarinda, Clayton South, Oakleigh South, Heatherton, and parts of Bentleigh East, Cheltenham, and Springvale South. Heang is proud to represent such a thriving, multicultural community.
Member, Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee since February 2023
Member, Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee March 2019 - November 2022
Leaflet map showing the electorate of Clarinda.
Other members for this area
Each district is a part of a region, which has five members.
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