|MLA for Halifax Needham|
|Preceded by||Edmund L. Morris|
|Succeeded by||Maureen MacDonald|
November 25, 1927 |
Halifax, Nova Scotia
|Spouse(s)||Marie Elizabeth Langan|
Gerald Joseph O'Malley (born November 25, 1927) is a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Halifax Needham in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1988 to 1998, as a member of the Liberals.
O'Malley was born in Halifax in 1927. A graduate of Saint Mary's University, O'Malley was an educator, serving as principal at the Nova Scotia Community College, Akerley. He also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, retiring in 1967. In 1980, O'Malley was elected to Halifax City Council, where he served as Deputy Mayor in 1984.
O'Malley entered provincial politics in the 1988 election, defeating New Democrat Maureen MacDonald by 776 votes in the Halifax Needham riding. He was re-elected in the 1993 election, defeating his New Democrat opponent by 972 votes. He served as a backbench member of John Savage's government until March 1995, when he was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Supply and Services. In March 1996, O'Malley was shuffled to Minister of Science and Technology. When Russell MacLellan was sworn-in as premier in July 1997, O'Malley was moved to Minister of Labour. Despite indications he might retire, O'Malley ran for re-election in 1998, but was defeated by New Democrat Maureen MacDonald by over 2,300 votes.
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