Dana Wortley

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Dana Wortley
Senator for South Australia
In office
1 July 2005 – 30 June 2011
Personal details
Born 1959 (age 54–55)
Nationality Australian Australia
Political party Labor
Alma mater University of South Australia

Dana Johanna Wortley (born 1959 in Adelaide) is an Australian politician. She has been an Australian Labor Party member of the South Australian House of Assembly since March 2014, representing the electorate of Torrens. She was previously a Labor Senator for South Australia from July 2005 to July 2011.

Wortley has a Bachelor of Education (Communication Studies) from the University of South Australia and a Diploma of Teaching from the Salisbury College of Advanced Education. She has previously been employed as a primary school teacher,[1] a journalist and State Secretary for the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.[2]

Wortley was placed winnable third on the SA Labor Senate ticket at the 2004 federal election, SA Labor was successful in electing their first three candidates. She began her six-year Senate term on 1 July 2005. She was again third on the SA Labor Senate ticket at the 2010 federal election but SA Labor was only successful in electing their first two candidates.

Wortley won the seat of Torrens at the 2014 South Australian state election.[3]

Dana Wortley is married to Russell Wortley, former head of the Gas sub-branch of the SA Transport Workers Union and elected in 2006 to the South Australian Legislative Council and President of the Council since 2014.

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South Australian House of Assembly
Preceded by
Robyn Geraghty
Member for Torrens
2014–present
Incumbent