Mr Katsambanis originally served in the Victorian Parliament, from 1996 to 2002, as part of the Kennett Government, but a move to Perth in 2010, with wife Karalee and three young children, prompted him to stand as a Liberal candidate in the Upper House.
His election made the lawyer the only Australian MP to represent the Liberal Party in two different state parliaments.
‘I was extremely fortunate, and indeed humbled, to have been elected in March. I intend to make the most of this opportunity,’ he said.
Mr Katsambanis said one of the major challenges for the government was keeping up with the enormous growth in population and the demand for infrastructure and key services across the North Metropolitan region. To meet the increasing demand for key public services such as health, police and education, WA needed a fairer share of GST revenue, he said.
‘As an MP, I will strive to make our area and our State an even better place to live, work and do business so that every person has the opportunity to maximise their potential in life.’