The Hon. James Clarko AM AE JP – Senior Associate
Jim was a Member of Parliament for 23 years. He was a Deputy Speaker and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, government whip, member and chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, and held ministerial and shadow ministerial portfolios for 10 years, covering local government, planning, education and racing and gaming.
He is a former President of the Heartlands Tourism Association, which covers one sixth of Western Australia, and includes 44 local government authorities.
Prior to his parliamentary career, he was a Stirling City Councillor for six years, during which time he was a member of the City’s planning committee and chairman of the finance, staff and general purposes committee.
Jim provides Riley Mathewson clients with specialist consultation in government relations, particularly legislative interpretation, political research, monitoring parliamentary progress of legislation and debate, facilitation of meetings and lobbying.