Mark Coure

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

Mark Coure

Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Oatley
Assumed office
26 March 2011
Preceded byKevin Greene
Majority6.8 points
Personal details
BornHurstville Grove
Political partyLiberal Party
Websitemarkcoure.com.au

Early years and backgroundEdit

Mark was educated at St Joseph's at Oatley, then Marist College Penshurst and Kogarah.[2] He was a business operator and franchisee owner of Mortgage Choice, a mortgage broking service.[2]

Local governmentEdit

Mark was elected to Kogarah City Council representing West Ward in 2004, and was re-elected in 2008 with an increased majority. Mark has served as chair of the council's Development and Assessment Committee, the Assets & Services Committee, and the Governance & Finance Committee.

State politicsEdit

In 2011, 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 points, winning the seat with 50.5 per cent of the two-party vote.[4] Coure's opponent was the incumbent Labor sitting member, Kevin Greene who had held the seat for 12 years.

Coure was appointed to the Independent Commission Against Corruption Committee on 22 June 2011.[1]

Coure was appointed Deputy Whip of the New South Wales Parliament's Legislative Assembly in 2015.

In 2019 he was elected Assistant Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

 
Oatley Railway Station Lift

Community activityEdit

  • Director & Council's representative of Mortdale Community Services 2005 – 2012
  • Patron of the Peakhurst Amateur Swimming Club since 2011
  • Member of Oatley Public School Council since 2005
  • Member of Penshurst West Public School Council since 2011
  • Member of Lions Club of St George (formally known as Hurstville St George Lions) since 2003
  • Director of the St George and Sutherland Shire Business Enterprise Centre 2006–11
  • Director of Oatley RSL & Community Club 2006–09
  • Chair of the St George Relay for Life 2004
  • Hurstville Grove Neighbourhood Watch 2004–10

External linksEdit

  • "Mark Coure Inaugural speech" (PDF). NSW Legislative Assembly. 12 May 2011.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mr Mark Joseph Coure, MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Liberal Party Endorses Mark Coure for Oatley". 2011 candidates. Liberal Party. 1 November 2010. Archived from the original on 3 November 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  3. ^ Trembath, Murray (5 April 2011). "New Oatley Liberal MP vows to deliver". St George & Sutherland Shire Leader. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  4. ^ Green, Antony (5 April 2011). "Oatley". NSW Votes 2011. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 26 April 2011.

 

New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Kevin Greene
Member for Oatley
2011–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Andrew Fraser
Assistant Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
2019–date
Incumbent