John Castrilli

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John Castrilli

OAM
Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests
In office
23 September 2008 11 March 2017
Premier Colin Barnett
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Bunbury
In office
26 February 2005 30 January 2017
Preceded by Tony Dean
Succeeded by Don Punch
Mayor of Bunbury
In office
1997–2005
Succeeded byDavid Smith
Personal details
Born
Giovanni Mario Castrilli

(1950-11-22) 22 November 1950 (age 68)
Roccamandolfi, Italy
CitizenshipAustralian
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s)Loretta
ProfessionAccountant
Website johncastrilli.com.au

Giovanni Mario "John" Castrilli OAM (born 22 November 1950 in Roccamandolfi, Italy), was a Liberal member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly representing the electorate of Bunbury after winning the seat in the 2005 election. He retired in 2017. [1]

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Early life

Castrilli's father, Antonio, arrived in Australia in 1952 after migrating from Roccamandolfi in Italy, he was joined by the rest of his family in 1954. [2]

Political career

Starting his career in local politics in 1991, Castrilli served as a councillor of the City of Bunbury from 1991 to 1997. Castrilli was then elected as Mayor of Bunbury in 1997 and re-elected in 2001 with a two-party vote of 73.5%. [3]

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Contesting the seat of Bunbury for the first time in the 2005 election Castrilli beat the sitting Labor member with a swing of +0.6 points and winning the seat by 0.4 points. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Member Profile – Hon. Giovanni (John) Mario Castrilli MLA". Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  2. "Inaugural Speech – Mr John Castrilli MLA" (PDF). Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  3. "About John". johncastrilli.com.au. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  4. "Western Australia Election 2005 – Bunbury Electorate Profile". ABC News. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  5. Thomson, Chris (5 October 2009). "Local government wipeout: Castrilli to cull one-third of councils". WAtoday. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Tony Dean
Member for Bunbury
2005–2017
Succeeded by
Don Punch