|Preceded by Ross Vasta|
Succeeded by Ross Vasta
Name Kerry Rea
Party Australian Labor Party
|Born 16 April 1963 (age 60)
Bundaberg, Queensland (1963-04-16) |
Alma mater University of Queensland
Role Member of the Australian House of Representatives
Office Member of the Australian Parliament since 2007
Education University of Queensland
Political party Australian Labor Party
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Kerry Marie Rea (born 16 April 1963) is an Australian politician. She was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from 2007 to 2010, representing the Division of Bonner in Queensland.
Rea was born in Bundaberg, Queensland.
Before gaining elected office, Rea worked for a Queensland State Minister.
She was then elected as a Brisbane City councillor, representing the ward of Ekibin from 1991 to 1994 and the ward of Holland Park from 1997 to 2007.
Rea won the seat of Bonner for the Labor Party from the Liberal Party at the 2007 federal election. It was one of a number of Labor gains at that election which propelled the party from opposition to government. Rea lost the seat to Ross Vasta at the 2010 election.
Rea graduated from school in Wynnum, and later studied at the University of Queensland for a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English, History and Philosophy.
Rea is married to Ian and they have three children.