Geoff Passfield has lived & raised his family in the Hunter electorate for 23 years. He has been married for 28 years and has two adult children. He is an active member of his local church, where his favorite role is the annual ritual of donning the big red suit for the kids at the community Christmas carols.
Geoff started his working career as a light vehicle mechanic, which contributed to his ongoing passion for motorbikes and muscle cars. He made the move from light vehicles into the world of labor hire, working for a number of years as a fitter at a wide variety of industries and mine-sites around the Hunter electorate. He taught light vehicle mechanics at Hunter TAFE in the mid-nineties.
Geoff retrained at Newcastle University as an industrial arts teacher, graduating in 2003. He spent eight years as a special education teacher at DALE Christian School before a stint back in industry as Senior Training Officer at VLI Diesel, during the mining boom in 2012-13. He returned to teaching in 2014, this time making his way back to the workshops.
For the last two years Geoff was Head Teacher at Bourke with lots of trips home, as his wife stayed back to run their family business. This turned out to be a difficult time to run a business and keep people employed.
Unfortunately, all Geoff’s experience, training, dedication, and passion for teaching the upcoming generation meant nothing in the face of vaccine mandates, and his decision to choose freedom over coercion saw his teaching career come to an abrupt and unexpected end.
Geoff knows firsthand what it means to be on the receiving end of decisions made by a government all to willing to trample personal freedoms, and if elected will fight for those whose voices continually go unheard by the current political class.