John Eren

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John Eren
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Lara
Incumbent
Assumed office
25 November 2006
Preceded by Peter Loney
Personal details
Born (1964-03-15) 15 March 1964 (age 50)
Izmir, Turkey
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Geraldine Eren
Children 5
Residence Geelong, Australia
Profession Politician

John Eren was elected to the Legislative Council from 2002 to 2006 representing the Geelong Province. In 2006 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly as the Member for Lara and re-elected in 2010.

He is currently the Shadow Minister for Sport, Recreation, Tourism, Major Events and Volunteering

As a man who likes to keep active, John is a strong supporter of living an active lifestyle. John is very passionate about sport and recreation and the benefits that resonate from it. John believes that Major events and Tourism are what keep the economy strong and create job opportunities. John is also a strong advocate for the Volunteering sector and understands the critical role volunteers play in society and the contribution they make each year to their local communities.

Early Years[edit]

Eren was born in İzmir, Turkey. He came to Australia with his family (Father was a skilled migrant; fitter and turner) in 1970 and studied at a high school in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Prior to entering Parliament John has worked in a variety of fields with the most prominent at Ford on the Assembly line. John’s passion for standing up for people resonated from a young age when his family lived through a work place accident that his mum experienced as a factory worker. This accident instilled in John the importance of Occupational Health and Safety of workers. That was one of the reasons why John at the age of 21 became the shop steward at Ford for the Vehicle Builders Union representing workers on the shop floor.

After John’s time at Ford he was an electorate officer for Kelvin Thomson the Federal Member for Wills for over five years. John’s passion for standing up for the community did not stop here, John was then elected as the State Member for Geelong Province in 2002.

Political career[edit]

John was elected to the Legislative Council from 2002 to 2006 representing the Geelong Province. In 2006 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly as the Member for Lara and re-elected in 2010. In his first term in Parliament, John was a member of the Road Safety Committee and become the Chair from 2007 to 2010. John has been a part of many other committees including the Rural and Regional Committee and the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee. In 2011 John was elevated as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Leader of the Opposition. Eren is currently the Shadow Minister for Sport, Recreation, Tourism, Major Events and Volunteering

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Victorian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Ian Cover
Member for Geelong Province
2002–2006
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Peter Loney
Member for Lara
2006–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent