Steve Georganas

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Steve Georganas
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Hindmarsh
In office
9 October 2004 – 7 September 2013
Preceded by Christine Gallus
Succeeded by Matt Williams
Personal details
Born (1959-06-13) 13 June 1959 (age 56)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Taxi driver, underwriter, advisor

Steven "Steve" Georganas (born 13 June 1959), an Australian politician, was the Australian Labor Party member for the House of Representatives seat of Hindmarsh in South Australia from the 2004 election until the 2013 election.

Background[edit]

Georganas was born in Adelaide of Greek parents. He gained a Business Studies Certificate at a TAFE college and worked as an underwriter and in financial services. Georganas has previously worked as a taxi driver.[1] Georganas has been involved in numerous community organizations, including as president of his local Lions club, and as a board member of the Adelaide Greek Festival "Glendi".[2] Georganas was a ministerial adviser from 2002 to 2004 for South Australian government minister Jay Weatherill.

Parliament[edit]

Georganas contested Hindmarsh at the 1998 election and the 2001 election before winning it at the 2004 election, defeating Liberal Party of Australia candidate Simon Birmingham and replacing retiring incumbent Christine Gallus. Georganas defeated Birmingham by only 108 votes, or by 0.06 percent of the two-party vote, before easily retaining the seat at the 2007 election, gaining a five percent two-party swing as his party won government, and went on to gain another two-party swing at the 2010 election. However, Georganas was defeated by Liberal candidate Matt Williams at the 2013 election from an eight percent two-party swing as his party lost government.

Georganas has been preselected as the Australian Labor Party candidate to re-contest Hindmarsh at the next Australian federal election.[3]

Political Positions[edit]

Carbon tax[edit]

Georganas supported the introduction of the carbon tax.[4]

Gay marriage[edit]

Steve Georganas has voted in support of gay marriage in Federal Parliament.[5][6]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Christine Gallus
Member for Hindmarsh
2004–2013
Succeeded by
Matt Williams