Steve Georganas

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Steve Georganas
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Hindmarsh
In office
9 October 2004 – 7 September 2013
Preceded by Christine Gallus
Succeeded by Matt Williams
Personal details
Born (1959-06-13) 13 June 1959 (age 55)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Underwriter, advisor

Steven "Steve" Georganas (born 13 June 1959), an Australian politician, was the Australian Labor Party representative for the House of Representatives seat of Hindmarsh in South Australia from the 2004 federal election until the 2013 federal election.

Georganas was born in Adelaide of Greek parents. He gained a Business Studies Certificate at a TAFE college and worked as an underwriter and in financial services. Georganas has been involved in numerous community organizations, including as president of his local Lions club, and as a board member of the Adelaide Greek Festival "Glendi".[1] Georganas was a ministerial adviser from 2002 to 2004 for South Australian government minister Jay Weatherill.

Georganas contested Hindmarsh at the 1998 election and the 2001 election before winning it at the 2004 election, replacing the retiring incumbent, Christine Gallus from the Liberal Party. Georganas defeated Liberal candidate Simon Birmingham by only 108 votes, or by 0.06 percent of the two-party vote. He easily retained the seat picking up a five percent two-party swing when his party won government at the 2007 election, however faced a severe swing of 8.0% in 2013 and was defeated by Liberal candidate Matt Williams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steve Georganas". ALP.org.au. Australian Labor Party. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Christine Gallus
Member for Hindmarsh
2004–2013
Succeeded by
Matt Williams