Naomi Wilson

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Naomi Wilson
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Mulgrave
In office
15 July 1995 – 13 June 1998
Preceded by Warren Pitt
Succeeded by Charles Rappolt
Queensland Minister for Community Services, Youth and Families
In office
February 1998 – June 1998
Succeeded by Anna Bligh
Personal details
Born (1940-01-27) 27 January 1940 (age 78)
Arusha, Tanganyika, East Africa
Nationality Australian
Political party National Party of Australia
Occupation Teacher, Businessperson

Naomi Kate Wynn Wilson (born 27 January 1940) is a former teacher and Tanzanian-born Australian politician. Daughter of Bishop of Central Tanganyika William Wynn and Ruth Jones and great grand daughter of former Senator and Premier of Tasmania, Henry Dobson, she was a National Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1995 to 1998, representing the district of Mulgrave.[1]

Wilson entered state parliament at the 1995 state election by defeating incumbent Labor Party MP Warren Pitt for the seat of Mulgrave.[2] When the National Party came to power under the leadership Rob Borbidge in February 1996, Wilson was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Families, Youth and Community Care. In February 1998 she won promotion to the ministry, becoming the Minister for Families, Youth and Community Care.[1] Wilson held this position until her defeat the following June at the 1998 state election, where she finished in third place behind Labor's Warren Pitt and victorious One Nation candidate Charles Rappolt.[3]

When Rappolt retired prematurely in late 1998 Wilson stood as the endorsed National Party candidate for the Mulgrave by-election, losing narrowly to Labor's Warren Pitt.[4] At the 2001 state election she stood as the National Party candidate in the neighbouring district Cairns and was defeated by incumbent Labor MP Desley Boyle.[5]

Wilson was born in Arusha, Tanganyika (now Tanzania). Prior to entering state politics she was a Mulgrave Shire councillor from 1991 to 1995.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "1995 Queensland election". Psephos. 
  3. ^ "1998 Queensland election". Psephos. 
  4. ^ "Mulgrave By-election" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "2001 State General Election - Cairns - District Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original on 6 September 2008. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Warren Pitt
Member for Mulgrave
1995–1998
Succeeded by
Charles Rappolt