Chris Foley (Australian politician)

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Chris Foley
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Maryborough
In office
23 April 2003 – 23 March 2012
Preceded by John Kingston
Succeeded by Anne Maddern
Personal details
Born Christopher John Foley
(1956-02-25) 25 February 1956 (age 61)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Independent
Occupation Certified Financial Planner, Wesleyan Methodist minister
Religion Wesleyan Methodist

Christopher John "Chris" Foley (born 25 February 1956) is an Australian politician. Born in Brisbane, he became a certified financial planner and received a Diploma in Christian Doctrine and Practice, was an Associate in Theology, and became a Justice of the Peace. An ordained minister with the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia, he is married with five children.

He was elected as an independent to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in a 2003 by-election for the seat of Maryborough following the resignation due to ill health of another independent, former One Nation MLA John Kingston. Foley was re-elected at the 2006 and 2009 elections. He lost his seat at the 2012 election to the Liberal National Party of Queensland[1]


Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
John Kingston
Member for Maryborough
Succeeded by
Anne Maddern