John Ormond Kennedy

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John Ormond Kennedy

Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Hawthorn
Assumed office
24 November 2018
Preceded byJohn Pesutto
Personal details
Political partyLabor Party

John Ormond Kennedy is an Australian politician. He has been a Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since November 2018, representing the seat of Hawthorn. He won the seat against incumbent Liberal MP John Pesutto in November 2018. He is only the second Labor member ever to win this traditional blue-ribbon Liberal seat, and the first in 63 years.

Kennedy was a teacher before entering politics, and served as the founding principal of Loyola College for over twenty years.[1] He stood in the 2013 federal election for the blue-ribbon Liberal seat of Kooyong, losing to Liberal incumbent Josh Frydenberg.


  1. ^ Green, Antony (2018). "Hawthorn". Victorian State Election 2018. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Parliament of Victoria
Preceded by
John Pesutto
Member for Hawthorn