Ray is a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly, being first elected to Parliament in the seat of Hawkesbury in 2007 following a term as Councillor on The Hills Shire Council.
Following a boundary redistribution, Ray contested the seat of Castle Hill in the 2015 election. Despite the change of name, the new seat of Castle Hill still consists of approximately 85 percent of constituents Ray previously represented in the seat of Hawkesbury.
Ray commenced his working life in two metal trade apprenticeships prior to working in the transport industry for 22 years, where he completed an additional two trade qualifications - complimenting his previous appointment as Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads.
Between 1985 and 2005 Ray held a Racing NSW Thoroughbred Trainers Licence and successfully operated a small business during that time within the Thoroughbred Racing Industry.
Since entering Parliament, Ray has served on the Standing Committee on Natural Resource Management and most recently on the Select Committee on the Motor Vehicle Repair Industry.
Ray studied at Curtin University achieving a Graduate Certificate in Development Planning and has since completed a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.
Ray is currently the Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier for Western Sydney.
Principal areas in Castle Hill include: Annangrove, Beaumont Hills, Box Hill, Castle Hill, Dural, Glenhaven, Kellyville, Kenthurst, Maraylya, Middle Dural, Nelson, Round Corner and Rouse Hill.
As the State Member for Castle Hill, Ray is an ardent and passionate advocate on behalf of his constituents in the NSW Parliament.