|Member of the Legislative Assembly |
of Western Australia
9 March 2013
|Preceded by||Martin Whitely|
David Joseph Kelly
1 July 1962
East Fremantle, Western Australia
|Alma mater||University of Western Australia|
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Kelly was born in Perth, and graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Arts degree.Prior to entering politics, he worked for a trade union, United Voice, for 20 years, including as state secretary for 10 years.
Kelly entered parliament at the 2013 state election, replacing the retiring member, Martin Whitely, in the safe Labor seat of Bassendean. At the time of his election, he was living in the suburb of Bayswater.A month after entering parliament, Kelly was included in the reconstituted shadow ministry led by Mark McGowan. He has been described as a "factional boss" and "left-faction powerbroker".
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|Parliament of Western Australia|
| Member for Bassendean |