Katie Hodson-Thomas

Katina Hodson-Thomas (born 28 April 1957) is an Australian politician who was a Liberal member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly representing the electorate of Carine after winning the seat in the 1996 election.[1] She was subsequently re-elected to the seat in 2001 and 2005 but retired just before the 2008 election.

Katie Hodson-Thomas
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Carine
In office
14 December 1996 – 6 September 2008
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byTony Krsticevic
Personal details
Born (1957-04-28) 28 April 1957 (age 63)
Norwood, South Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Kerry

Born in Norwood, South Australia, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, she was educated at the local high school before leaving to arrive in Western Australia in 1987.[2]

In January 2008, Hodson-Thomas announced that she would retire from politics at the end of her term. She left the party as a result of a bitter leadership feud between Paul Omodei and then-leader Troy Buswell, and after Buswell had made inappropriate sexist comments to her in front of a large number of male colleagues, for which Buswell later apologised. She went on to remark that the state parliament was a boys' club and the male members need to lift their standards.[3][4]

Her successor in Carine was Tony Krsticevic who won pre-selection and then the seat in the 2008 election.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook". 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Katie Hodson-Thomas MLA JP - Member of Carine". 2008. Archived from the original on 13 June 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2008.
  3. ^ "The West Australian - Katie Hodson-Thomas quits Boys Club". 2008. Archived from the original on 24 March 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2008.
  4. ^ "ABC News - Hodson-Thomas resigns from politics". 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2008.
  5. ^ "2008 Western Australian Election 2008". 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
New seat Member for Carine
1996–2008
Succeeded by
Tony Krsticevic