Kevin Greene (politician)

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The Honourable Councillor
Kevin Greene
1st Mayor of Georges River Council
Assumed office
25 September 2017
Deputy Kathryn Landsberry
Preceded by John Rayner (Administrator)
Councillor of the Georges River Council
for Peakhurst Ward
Assumed office
9 September 2017
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for Gaming and Racing
In office
8 September 2008 – 28 March 2011
Premier Nathan Rees
Kristina Keneally
Preceded by Graham West
Succeeded by Graham Annesley
George Souris
Personal details
Born (1958-10-18) 18 October 1958 (age 59)
Political party Australian Labor Party (NSW Branch)
Profession Teacher

Kevin Patrick Greene (born 18 October 1958), is a former Australian politician, elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. He has a Diploma of Education and a Bachelor of Education and was a teacher before running for Parliament. Greene was NSW Minister for Gaming and Racing, Minister for Sport and Recreation, and Minister for Major Events.

Greene represented Georges River from 1999 until its abolition in 2007, when he was elected as the member for Oatley.[1] Greene lost his seat in the New South Wales state election, 2011.[2] In June 2017 it was announced that Greene was standing as a Labor candidate for the Peakhurst Ward of the newly-created Georges River Council.[3] At the subsequent local government elections on 9 September 2017, he was elected in the first position as a Councillor, with the Labor ticket taking 42% of the first preference vote (1.69 quotas), enough to elect the second person on his ticket.[4] At the first meeting of the elected council on 25 September 2017, Greene was elected unopposed as the inuaugural mayor of Georges River Council.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr Kevin Patrick Greene, Dip Teach, BEd MP". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "State Electoral District of Oatley". New South Wales state election, 2011. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Gainsford, Jim (21 June 2017). "Former MP Kevin Greene confirms he is standing for Georges River Council". St George and Sutherland Shire Leader. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Georges River - Peakhurst Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 
  5. ^ Beichert, Kahlia (25 September 2017). "Georges River Council elects first mayor". St George and Sutherland Shire Leader. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Marie Ficarra
Member for Georges River
1999–2007
District abolished
New district Member for Oatley
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Mark Coure
Political offices
Preceded by
Reba Meagher
Minister for Community Services
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Linda Burney
Preceded by
Graham West
Minister for Sport and Recreation
2008–2011
Succeeded by
Graham Annesley
Minister for Gaming and Racing
2008–2011
Succeeded by
George Souris
as Minister for Tourism, Major Events,
Hospitality and Racing
New title Minister for Major Events
2010–2011
Civic offices
Preceded by
John Rayner
as Administrator
Mayor of Georges River Council
2017–present
Incumbent