Tim was a member of the Australian Rowing Team winning a Bronze Medal at the World Championships. He also held a full scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport and I know him to be a person of the highest integrity and character. The dedication and hard work required to perform at the elite level is enormous. I am confident that the discipline, teamwork and grit Tim showed on the Australian Rowing Team will enable him to make a great contribution to the Victorian Parliament.
John Coates AC
Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee
President of the Australian Olympic Committee
I have known Tim Smith for 14 years. I have seen him grow from a schoolboy, to a team mate, then a Mayor and businessman. He has the mental toughness and leadership potential to be an outstanding MP.
Drew Ginn OAM
Triple Olympic Gold Medalist.
Member of the Oarsome Foursome.
I have known Tim all his life and believe him to be a dedicated and public spirited citizen. From many conversations we have had over the years, I know he takes a real interest in education policy and I'm confident he will be a great servant of the Kew electorate.
Prof. Field Rickards
Dean, Faculty of Education.
University of Melbourne
Australia is at a crossroads and we need publicly minded young people, with corporate experience, to put their hands up for public office. Tim is such a person. He has been a valued member of the PwC team and I’m sure he will make an outstanding contribution to the Victorian Parliament.
I worked with Tim Smith prior to the last State Election when the then Labor Government introduced restrictive 'Clearway' times which greatly impacted on trading conditions for strip shopping centres across Melbourne which I'm passionate about supporting. I admired Tim's commitment and determination to see these removed. Tim Smith has a friendly persona, as well as having vision and understanding on important policy decisions that Victoria needs. Tim is also highly charismatic, the Liberal Party should always be on the lookout for 'generation next'! In my opinion he would make a great member for Kew!
Proprietor - The Cleaning Shop Kew
Former President - Kew Junction Business Association
While serving as a Cotham Ward Councillor I was impressed by Tim’s commitment to small business and his general leadership skills. His ability to represent clearly and concisely the message of his case against the previous state government was exemplary. Tim is a proven performer, knows the area and lives in Kew. He has already shown that he has the capacity to represent Kew brilliantly as the next State MP.
Former Cotham Ward Councillor, City of Boroondara