Vince Catania

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Vince Catania
Vince Catania.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Mining and Pastoral
In office
22 May 2005 – 12 August 2008
Preceded by Kevin Leahy
Succeeded by Shelley Eaton
Member of Parliament
for North West
Assumed office
6 September 2008
Preceded by Fred Riebeling
Personal details
Born (1977-02-23) 23 February 1977 (age 38)
Perth, Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Labor (until July 2009)
WA Nationals (since July 2009)

Vincent Alexander "Vince" Catania (born 23 February 1977) is an Australian politician. He serves as a National in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly.


Early life[edit]

He was born on 23 February 1977 in Perth, Western Australia. His father, Nick Catania, is the former state Labor politician and former Mayor of the Town of Vincent.


He was first elected to the Legislative Council at the 2005 state election, to represent the Mining and Pastoral region. He switched to run for the Legislative Assembly at the 2008 state election following the retirement of Speaker Fred Riebeling, and was duly elected to the seat of North West.

He sat in the Western Australian Legislative Council from 2005 to 2008 and has been a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since 2008. He represented the Australian Labor Party until defecting to the WA Nationals on 20 July 2009,[1][2] citing his belief that Labor had become too "city-centric".


  1. ^ "Catania quits Labor to join Nationals". ABC Online. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Sonti, Chalpat (21 July 2009). "Vince Catania quits Labor". WAtoday (Fairfax Digital). Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Fred Riebeling
(as member for North West Coastal)
Member for North West
Succeeded by
Self (as member for
North West Central)
Preceded by
Self (as member for
North West)
Member for North West Central