Kim Booth

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Kim Booth
Kim Booth 2006.jpg
Leader of the Tasmanian Greens
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 April 2014
Preceded by Nick McKim
Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Bass
Incumbent
Assumed office
20 July 2002
Constituency Bass
Personal details
Born 1951
New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Greens

Kim Dion Booth (born 1951, New South Wales) is an Australian politician. He is the leader of the Tasmanian Greens and represents the Division of Bass in the Tasmanian House of Assembly.

Early life[edit]

Prior to entering parliament, Booth ran his own sawmilling business, Timber World, with his partner, Kerin. Together, they have three children: Bronte, Kalinka and Jirri.

Political career[edit]

Booth was elected to Meander Valley Council in 1993 and served one term as deputy mayor.

In the 2002 election, Booth was elected to state parliament with a vote of 11.5%. Booth was re-elected in the 2006 Tasmanian state election on a primary vote of 9.3%. This decrease is attributable to a statewide drop in the Green vote, and votes earned by Labor's Michelle O'Byrne and independent anti-pulp-mill campaigner Les Rochester. He was re-elected again at the 2010 state election.

After the 2010 Tasmanian state election, Booth refused to support the Greens-Labor deal, warning that the deal with Labor would hurt the Greens.[1] He held the Greens portfolios of Forests; Energy; Attorney-General and Justice; Small Business; Industry; Racing and Gaming; and Veterans Affairs.

He was re-elected at the 2014 House of Assembly elections.[2] and was subsequently was appointed as party leader.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrews, Alison. "http://www.examiner.com.au/news/local/news/politics/kim-booths-warning-its-a-trap/1808251.aspx?storypage=0". The Examiner. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "2014 House of Assembly Summary of Elected Members". Tasmanian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Greens appoint Kim Booth as new leader in Tasmania". ABC. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Nick McKim
Leader of the Tasmanian Greens
2008–2014
Incumbent