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In September 2008, Victor was pre-selected by the Liberal Party to be its candidate for the NSW seat of Ryde in the October 2008 by-election. Victor won the seat of Ryde with a swing of 23.1 per cent, which was then one of the largest swings in NSW history.
Victor was sworn into the NSW Parliament on 28 October 2008 and gave his inaugural speech on 26 November 2008, reflecting on his longstanding connection and dedication to the Ryde electorate and his commitment to ensuring the NSW Government provides for those most in need.
Victor has served as a member of the Public Accounts Committee, the Independent Commission Against Corruption Committee and represented the now Premier, Mr Barry O’Farrell MP as a Trustee of the Anzac Memorial.
In 2011 Victor contested the general election and recorded a further swing of 12.6 per cent.
On 3 April 2011 Victor was sworn in as the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and the Minister for Citizenship and Communities, which includes the Veterans’ Affairs, Volunteering and Youth portfolios and covers the Community Relations Commission.