Kerry Rea

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Kerry Rea
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Bonner
In office
24 November 2007 – 21 August 2010
Preceded by Ross Vasta
Succeeded by Ross Vasta
Personal details
Born (1963-04-16) 16 April 1963 (age 54)
Bundaberg, Queensland
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater University of Queensland
Occupation Councillor
Kerry Rea, standing to the right of the then Opposition leader Kevin Rudd, campaigning in Bonner in September prior to the 2007 federal election.

Kerry Marie Rea (born 16 April 1963) is an Australian politician. She was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from 2007 to 2010, representing the Division of Bonner in Queensland.

Rea was born in Bundaberg, Queensland.


Before gaining elected office, Rea worked for a Queensland State Minister.

She was then elected as a Brisbane City councillor, representing the ward of Ekibin from 1991 to 1994 and the ward of Holland Park from 1997 to 2007.

Rea won the seat of Bonner for the Labor Party from the Liberal Party at the 2007 federal election.[1] It was one of a number of Labor gains at that election which propelled the party from opposition to government. Rea lost the seat to Ross Vasta at the 2010 election.


Rea graduated from school in Wynnum, and later studied at the University of Queensland for a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English, History and Philosophy.

Personal life[edit]

Rea is married to Ian and they have three children.


  1. ^ Ex-councillor Kerry Rea beats Ross Vasta in Bonner, Courier Mail, 24 November 2007 (accessed 12 January 2008)

External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Ross Vasta
Member for Bonner
Succeeded by
Ross Vasta