|Member of the Australian Parliament
24 November 2007
|Preceded by||Trish Draper|
13 June 1952 |
Platì, Reggio Calabria, Italy
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Residence||Pooraka, South Australia|
Antonio "Tony" Zappia (born 13 June 1952) is a ten time Australian powerlifting champion and the Australian Labor Party representative for the electoral division of Makin in South Australia in the House of Representatives. He was elected at the 2007 election, defeating Liberal candidate Bob Day as part of a widespread Labour sweep of the House.
Zappia was elected with 57.7 percent of the two-party vote, the second best showing for any party in Makin's history. At the 2010 election, Zappia technically made his seat safe with a 62.2 percent two-party vote, the largest percentage of votes taken by any party in Makin's history. Zappia held the seat at the 2013 election with a 55.1 percent two-party vote, marking the first time that Makin was in opposition and not held by the government of the day, and was the third best showing of any party in Makin's history.
- "Makin(Key Seat)". ABC: Elections. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
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