Kelly Hoare

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Kelly Hoare
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Charlton
In office
3 October 1998 – 17 October 2007
Preceded by Bob Brown
Succeeded by Greg Combet
Personal details
Born (1963-07-01) 1 July 1963 (age 51)
Deniliquin, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Relations Bob Brown (father)
Occupation Public servant

Kelly Joy Hoare (born 1 July 1963), Australian politician, was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1998 to 2007, representing the Division of Charlton, New South Wales. She lost Labor preselection for the 2007 election.

She was born in Deniliquin, New South Wales, the daughter of Bob Brown, who represented the Division of Hunter from 1980 to 1984 and Charlton from 1984 to 1998. Hoare was educated at the University of Canberra, and was a public servant and her father's electorate officer before entering Federal Parliament.

On 4 May 2007, Greg Combet announced that he would run for preselection in Charlton. He was installed over the top of the ALP branch members by the National Executive. Hoare said that she was the "sole bread winner" in her family and that she would have to sell her house if she lost the salary of an MP. She also claimed her lack of re-endorsement by the Labor Party was tantamount to "unfair dismissal."

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Bob Brown
Member for Charlton
1998 – 2007
Succeeded by
Greg Combet