Steven Griffiths

Steven Paul Griffiths (born 25 May 1962) is an Australian politician. He was a member of the South Australian House of Assembly from 2006 to 2018, representing the electorate of Goyder for the Liberal Party. He was the Deputy leader of the opposition under Isobel Redmond from 2009 to 2010.


Steven Griffiths

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Griffiths, circa 2009
Deputy Leader of the Opposition (SA)
In office
8 July 2009 – 30 March 2010
Preceded byIsobel Redmond
Succeeded byMartin Hamilton-Smith
Member of the South Australian Parliament
for Goyder
In office
18 March 2006 – 17 March 2018
Preceded byJohn Meier
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
Personal details
Born
Steven Paul Griffiths

(1962-05-25) 25 May 1962 (age 59)
Adelaide, South Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia (SA)
Spouse(s)Donna-Marie McEvoy
ProfessionLocal Council CEO

Griffiths was elected to the safe Liberal seat of Goyder at the 2006 state election to replace retiring sitting member John Meier.[1] Griffiths was elected with a margin of 9.1 points, suffering a 7.1-point swing.[2] Griffiths has held shadow ministries since 2007, and in 2009 was elected to the deputy leadership of his party with Isobel Redmond being elected to the leadership.[1]

On Tuesday 30 March 2010, Griffiths was replaced by former leader Martin Hamilton-Smith as deputy.[3]

Griffiths announced on 14 February 2017 that he would be retiring from parliament as of the 2018 election.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Profile: Mr Steven Griffiths".
  2. ^ "2006 SA Election. Electorate Results. SA Election Results. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)".
  3. ^ "SA Liberals elect Martin Hamilton-Smith as deputy leader". The Advertiser. 30 March 2010.
  4. ^ Richardson, Tom (14 February 2017). "Former Lib high-flyer joins exit queue as party seeks to end "natural gerrymander"". InDaily. Solstice Media. Retrieved 14 February 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Isobel Redmond
Deputy Leader of the Opposition in South Australia
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Martin Hamilton-Smith
Parliament of South Australia
Preceded by
John Meier
Member for Goyder
2006–2018
District abolished