John Vogels

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John Adrian Vogels (born 14 June 1946 in the Netherlands) has been the Chairman of Wannon Water, a regional Water Authority in Victoria Australia, since 2011. He was an Australian politician. He was a Liberal member of the Victorian Parliament from 1999 to 2010, serving in both the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.

Vogels attended Noorat Public School 1956–61 and St Thomas' School in Terang 1961–64. In 1970, he became a dairy farmer. In 1996 he was elected to Corangamite Shire Council, becoming Mayor in 1998. In 1997, he joined the Liberal Party of Australia.[1]

In 1999, Vogels was preselected as the Liberal candidate for Warrnambool, a National Party seat. He was elected, and subsequently stood down as Mayor of Corangamite Shire, ceasing to be a councillor in 2000. His seat was abolished in 2002, and he transferred to the Legislative Council, representing Western Province. When the Legislative Council was reformed in 2006, he became the top Liberal candidate for Western Victoria Region, and as such was easily elected. He was Shadow Minister for Local Government and Victorian Communities from 2004 to 2006 and Shadow Minister for Agriculture from December 2006 until February 2008.[1] He retired from politics in 2010.

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  1. ^ a b Parliament of Victoria (2008). "Vogels, John Adrian". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 6 April 2009.