Born in Wichita, Kansas, Donald Betts Junior’s political career began in his early 20s when he was elected president of the Multicultural Student Association becoming the first African-American student body president in the University’s history. As a member of the Democratic Party, he ran for the Kansas State House of Representatives where he lead grass roots campaigns to better serve and address the needs of his community. Elected at the age of 24, Betts steared a number of successful campaigns to decrease community incarceration rates by setting up a rehabilitation program for first-time drug offenders. In 2004, he was sworn in as a Kansas State Senator, the youngest Senator serving in the history of Kansas. Donald first visited Australia on a political exchange through the prestigious ACYPL (American Council of Young Political Leaders), to study Australian federal and State Political systems. Now living in Melbourne, Betts is a frequent guest commentator on the ABC, and other local Australian media outlets.