In March 2017, Reece was initially elected as a Member of the WA Parliament to serve the people of the electorate of Baldivis. The electorate includes the suburbs of Baldivis, Wellard and parts of Waikiki and Cooloongup.
Since 2021, Reece has been serving as the Minister for Environment and Climate Action. In 2022, Racing and Gaming were added to his ministerial portfolios.
Reece grew up on the outskirts of Perth, working from a young age in his parents’ family business - giving him first-hand experience of the challenges small business owners face. His experience growing up in an outer suburb gave him an insight into the importance of quality transport, schools, hospitals, and community and sporting facilities.
Reece’s interest in community and current events led him to embark on a career in journalism. He started as a cadet reporter at a country newspaper before later joining the ABC, followed by a stint at Nine News, and a 20-year career at Seven News.
Reece often reported on battlers standing up for a fair go, which encouraged his interest in the potential for the political system to help create better, fairer communities. Reece is passionate about the role education plays in creating opportunities for young people, and ensuring the State’s economy continues to grow and diversify to provide good jobs and prospects for all Western Australians.
Reece is married to Natalie and they have four children – Faith, Sam, Luke and Hope.