16 November 1946 |
Doodlakine, Western Australia
|Occupation||Member of Parliament, Western Australian State Government|
|Title||Minister for Agriculture and Food, Forestry, the Mid West and Wheatbelt and Great Southern|
|Children||Ceridwen Cameron & Tom Chance|
Kimberley Maurice "Kim" Chance (born 16 November 1946) is a former Australian Labor Party MP in the Parliament of Western Australia, and was Minister for Agriculture and Food, Forestry, the Mid West and Wheatbelt and Great Southern until the September 2008 WA election. He is an old boy of Wesley College, Perth.
He first entered politics as a farming industry delegate, where he served as the Western Australian delegate to the Australian Farmers Federation in 1978 and the National Farmers Federation in 1979.
In April 1992, as the result of a casual vacancy, he entered parliament for the Agricultural region, where he was re-elected in 1996, 2001 and once again in 2005. He did not contest the 2008 election.
At the start of his parliamentary career he held the Opposition portfolios of Lands, Mid West and Wheatbelt and assisted the Shadow Health Minister. From 1995 until he was elected to government, he was in charge of the Primary Industry and Fisheries Shadow portfolios.