Jon Ford (Australian politician)

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Jon Ford

MLC
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for Mining and Pastoral
In office
22 May 2001 21 May 2013
Minister for Local Government
In office
3 February 2006 13 December 2006
Premier Alan Carpenter
Preceded by John Bowler
Succeeded byJohn Bowler
Personal details
Born
Jonathan Robert Ford

(1958-08-11) 11 August 1958 (age 62)
Deniliquin, New South Wales
Political party Labor
Spouse(s) Sally Talbot
Children3
Education University of Western Australia
ProfessionPolitician

Jonathan Robert Ford (born 11 August 1958) is a former Australian politician. He was a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Council from 2001 to 2013, representing the Mining and Pastoral region.

Ford was born in the New South Wales country town of Deniliquin. He moved to Western Australia in the 1980s to work in the mining and gas industry in the north of Western Australia. In 1990, he joined the Australian Labor Party, and was elected to Western Australian Legislative Council at the 2001 state election.

Ford was a minister in the governments of Geoff Gallop and Alan Carpenter. In March 2005, Ford became the Minister for Fisheries and the Minister for Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne. He took on a third portfolio when he became Minister for Local Government and Regional Development in February 2006, later the Minister for Regional Development from December 2006. Finally a fourth portfolio was added to his responsibilities when he became Minister for Employment Protection in February 2008. Ford ceased to be a minister after the Carpenter government was defeated at the 2008 state election. [1]

Ford was the Labor candidate for the Western Australian seat of O'Connor at the 2016 federal election. [2]

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References

  1. "MP Jon Ford to retire at next election". ABC News . 21 March 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. Wolfe, Talitha (24 May 2016). "Five candidates vie for seat of O'Connor". Albany Advertiser. Retrieved 4 June 2016.