- Mark Coure
Mark Coure MP Member of the New South Wales Parliament
Incumbent 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
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. Elected to Kogarah Council in 2004, Coure has announced his intention to step down from Council at the next local government elections.
Mark was elected to Kogarah Council in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 with an increased majority.
In 2011, Mark Coure contested the normally safe Labor seat of Oatley in the St George-Kogarah district. 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. 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.
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.
- ^ "Mr Mark Joseph Coure, MP". Members of the NSW Legislative Assembly. Parliament of New South Wales. http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf/c8a9b0fc61cd9910ca256e7c000acca0/c5d74eb92fa8e9e7ca257869001a10f4?OpenDocument. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
- ^ "Liberal Party Endorses Mark Coure for Oatley". 2011 Candidates. Liberal Party of Australia. 1 November 2010. http://www.nsw.liberal.org.au/news/special-mention/liberal-party-endorses-mark-coure-for-oatley.html. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
- ^ a b Trembath, Murray (5 April 2011). "New Oatley Liberal MP vows to deliver". St George & Sutherland Shire Leader (Fairfax Media). http://www.theleader.com.au/news/local/news/politics/new-oatley-liberal-mp-vows-to-deliver/2123469.aspx. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
- ^ Green, Antony (5 April 2011). "Oatley". NSW Votes 2011 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). http://www.abc.net.au/elections/nsw/2011/guide/oatl.htm. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
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