Mick Cotter

John Francis "Mick" Cotter OAM (born 21 March 1935) is an Australian retired politician. Born in Yarram, Victoria, he was a pastoralist, miner, prospector and contractor before entering politics. Having moved to Western Australia, he was elected to Coolgardie Shire Council in 1965. In 1974 he left the council to run as the Liberal candidate for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Kalgoorlie, losing to long-serving Labor member Fred Collard. He sought a rematch against Collard in 1975, this time winning. He held the seat until his defeat in 1980.[1]

Mick Cotter

Member of the Australian Parliament
for Kalgoorlie
In office
13 December 1975 – 18 October 1980
Preceded byFred Collard
Succeeded byGraeme Campbell
Personal details
Born (1935-03-21) 21 March 1935 (age 85)
Yarram, Victoria
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
OccupationPastoralist, prospector

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2008.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Fred Collard
Member for Kalgoorlie
1975–1980
Succeeded by
Graeme Campbell