Jim Grivokostopoulos announced as Liberal candidate for Oakleigh ahead of Victoria’s state elections


Jim Grivokostopoulos has been endorsed as the Liberal candidate for the Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh ahead of Victoria’s state elections in November.

In a post on Facebook, Mr Grivokostopoulos said he is “humbled and honoured” by the endorsement.

“In a time where our current State Government has not allowed the residents of Oakleigh to have their voice and not be represented as they should, I will provide that voice for all residents in Oakleigh,” Mr Grivokostopoulos added.

Jim Grivokostopoulos (left) with Victorian Liberal leader, Matthew Guy.

Oakleigh is a well-known hub of the Greek community in Melbourne, affectionately referred to as Little Athens. Many people can be seen strolling through Eaton Mall and enjoying a plethora of Greek cafes, gyros food outlets, Greek delis and other culture shops.

Mr Grivokostopoulos has played a role in Victorian politics for many years, having been elected a Councillor at Manningham City Council in October 2012 before becoming the first Mayor of Greek heritage in the City for 2013-2014.




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