Mark Coure

Mark Coure
Mark Coure MP
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Oatley
Assumed office
26 March 2011
Preceded by Kevin Greene
Majority 0.5%
Personal details
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Adla
Occupation Small business owner
Website Parliamentary webpage

Mark Joseph Coure MP, an Australian politician, is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Oatley for the Liberal Party of Australia since 2011.[1]


Early years and background

Coure was educated at St Joseph’s at Oatley, then Marist College Penhurst and Kogarah. Coure is a business operator and franchisee owner of Mortgage Choice, a mortgage broking service.[2] Elected to Kogarah Council in 2004, Coure has announced his intention to step down from Council at the next local government elections.[3]

Local Government

Mark was elected to Kogarah Council in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 with an increased majority.

State Politics

Mark Coure outside his Hurstville Office

In 2011, Mark Coure contested the normally safe Labor seat of Oatley in the St George-Kogarah district.[3] Mark was elected with a swing of 15.9 per cent and winning the seat with 50.5 per cent of the vote on a two party preferred basis.[4] Mark's opponent was the incumbent Labor sitting member, Kevin Greene who had held the seat for 12 years.

Since his election in March 2011, Mark was appointed to the Independent Commission Against Corruption Committee.

Community Activity

Director & Council's Representative of Mortdale Community Services since 2005, Patron of the Peakhurst Amateur Swimming Club 2011 - Present, Patron of Oatley RSL Sports 2011 - Present, Member of Oatley Public School Council since 2005, Member of Penshurst West Public School Council since 2011.

Hurstville Grove Neighbourhood Watch 2004 - 2010, Director of the St George and Sutherland Shire Business Enterprise Centre 2006 - 2011, Director of Oatley RSL & Community Club 2006 - 2009, Chair of the St George Relay for Life 2004.

External links

Maiden speech to NSW parliament


Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Kevin Greene
Member for Oatley

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