Kim Wells

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The Honourable
Kim Wells
MLA
Treasurer of Victoria
In office
2 December 2010 – 13 March 2013
Premier Ted Baillieu
Preceded by John Lenders
Succeeded by Michael O'Brien
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Scoresby
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 October 1992
Preceded by Seat recreated
Personal details
Born 6 August 1958
Leongatha, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Judy Wells
Website kimwells.com.au

Kimberley Arthur "Kim" Wells (born 6 August 1958) is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 1992, representing first Wantirna and then Scoresby. Wells was the Treasurer of Victoria from December 2010 until March 2013.

Wells was born in Leongatha, Victoria, and attended public schools in Bairnsdale, graduating in 1976. He received a Bachelor of Business, specialising in accounting, post-graduate Diploma of Business and a Master of Accounting from the Victoria University. He worked as an accountant from 1977, and joined the Liberal Party of Australia in 1984, holding various positions in the Wattle Park Branch.[1]

Wells was selected as the Liberal candidate for Wantirna before the 1992 Victorian state election, and was elected. He held the seat until 2002, when it was replaced with Scoresby, which Wells won. In 2000 he was appointed Shadow Minister for Corrections, Police and Emergency Services. He was the Shadow Treasurer from December 2006 to December 2010 when he became Treasurer of Victoria after having retained the seat of Scoresby with an increased margin of 14.14 per cent.[1]

After Premier Ted Baillieu resigned to the backbench in March 2013, Wells was demoted by incoming Premier Denis Napthine to Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Bushfire Response. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Parliament of Victoria (2008). "Wells, Kimberley ("Kim") Arthur". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 9 April 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/police-minister-dumped-as-napthine-announces-reshuffle-20130313-2fzjc.html
Political offices
Preceded by
John Lenders
Treasurer of Victoria
2010–2013
Succeeded by
Michael O'Brien
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Carolyn Hirsh
Member for Wantirna
1992–2002
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Seat created
Member for Scoresby
2002–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent