Mr. Pandazopoulos has served in the Parliament of Victoria for 22 years and he will not be running again in the November 2012 election. He is the longest standing Greek politician to hold a seat in Australian parliament. He was elected to the City of Berwick Council in 1987, and was Mayor of Berwick from 1990-1991. He is also the chairman in the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association (WHIΡA).
In the meantime, the former Mayor of Monash, Stephen Dimopoulos, announced that he will fight for the nomination of candidate for the Labor Party for the government seat of Oakley.
The Greek Lambros Tapinos, the current Mayor of Moreland announced that he will fight for the seat of Pasko Veil with the Labor Party.