Candidate for Girrawheen
Damé Krcoski is a father, small business owner and proud local. Damé is the co-owner and Manager of 103.3 Mac FM, a radio station catering to Perth’s 15,000 residents of Macedonian ancestry.
In the late 1990s during some of his high school years, Damé lived in Girrawheen together with his parents and two brothers. From 2001 he and his family lived in Marangaroo and from 2009 he has resided in Madeley together with his wife Ivona where they started a family and now have two children Leo and Alexandra. As such, Damé takes pride in the fact that he can consider himself a true local to the district of Girrawheen.
In 2006 Damé graduated from Edith Cowan University acquiring a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Politics/Government and History and a minor in Geography. In 2009 Damé became co-owner and manager of Macedonian language radio station 103.3 Mac FM, which covers most of the Perth Metropolitan area and has tens of thousands of listeners not only of Macedonian but also Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian ancestry.
Damé has organised dozens of cultural events and humanitarian fundraisers over the past seven years through his work with 103.3 Mac FM and the ‘United Macedonian Diaspora’ (UMD), which is based out of Washington D.C for which Damé was a board of director’s member, from its Australian branch. Thus he is very well known and respected amongst his community in Perth, and around Australia.
Damé was until recently also employed as an electorate officer for former Federal Member for Cowan, Mr Luke Simpkins.
During the over three years in which he worked for Mr Simpkins, Damé had the opportunity to meet, speak and communicate with thousands of constituents in person, via phone or email. This enabled him to understand the concerns of locals, but more so it also provided him with the experience in facilitating and addressing the issues which matter most to the Australian public.
In conclusion, his personal and professional background leaves Damé well-placed to understand the issues that the residents of Girrawheen and its surrounds face, as he is a local from the people, for the people.