Mark McGowan : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Salary
Mark McGowan is an Australian politician serving premier of Western Australia know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Salary
|Birthdate ( Age)||13 July 1967|
|Place of Birth||Newcastle, Australia|
|Spouse/Partner||Sarah McGowan (m. 1996)|
|Parents||Dennis Francis McGowan, Mary Anne White|
|Education||UQ Law School (1989), The University of Queensland (1987), Coffs Harbour High School|
|Profession||Premier of Western Australia|
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
|Last Update||October 2021|
Mark McGowan is an Australian politician, currently serving as the 30th premier of Western Australia since March 2017, and the leader of the Western Australian branch of the Labor Party since January 2012.
At the 2021 election, he led his party to an even larger majority, winning 53 out of 59 seats in the Legislative Assembly, the largest victory in terms of both vote share and proportion of lower house seats controlled in any Australian state or federal election since federation.
Early Life and Family
McGowan was born into a family of Irish descent in Newcastle, New South Wales, and was educated at public schools in Casino and Coffs Harbour, before obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1989 from the University of Queensland. He joined the Australian Labor Party in 1984, stating that he was inspired by the leadership of Prime Minister Bob Hawke.In 1989, he joined the Royal Australian Navy and served at the naval base HMAS Stirling, reaching the rank of Lieutenant and was also employed by the Navy as a legal officer.
Mark McGowan Wife
Mark McGowan is married with wife Sarah Miller in 1996 and the couple have blessed with three children together.
Mark McGowan Net Worth
Mark McGowan is an Australian politician, currently serving as the premier of Western Australia has an estimated Net Worth around $2 Million in 2021.
In 1994 McGowan was elected to the City of Rockingham Council, and in 1995 was appointed Deputy Mayor. He was subsequently pre-selected to run for the Western Australian Legislative Assembly in the seat of Rockingham at the 1996 election, following the retirement of long-serving MP Mike Barnett.
Following Labor's win at the 2005 election, Gallop reshuffled his Ministry, and promoted McGowan to the role of Minister for Tourism, Racing and Gaming.Later that year, following Gallop's retirement, McGowan was moved to the role of Minister for the Environment by new Premier Alan Carpenter.
After Labor's defeat at the 2008 election, Alan Carpenter resigned as Leader of the Labor Party in Western Australia; McGowan was considered one of several contenders to replace him, but he chose not to run, instead supporting the eventual winner Eric Ripper, who was elected unopposed.
McGowan did choose to contest the election for Deputy Leader, but lost to newcomer Roger Cook by 30 votes to 9.Ripper appointed McGowan to the Shadow Ministry as Shadow Minister for State Development, Trade, Planning, Housing and Works, and was also appointed as Manager of Opposition Business in the Legislative Assembly.
At the 2017 election, McGowan led the Labor Party to one of its most comprehensive victories at either the state or territory level since Federation.Labor won 41 of the 59 seats available on 55.5 percent of the two-party vote and secured a 20-seat swing, unseating seven members of Barnett's cabinet, including Nationals Leader Brendon Grylls. McGowan led WA Labor to its strongest performance ever, with the largest majority government in Western Australian history.His own margin in Rockingham swelled from an already comfortably safe 13.2 percent to 23.4 percent.
McGowan's win was built primarily on the strength of a dominating performance in Perth. Labor picked up a swing of 13.6 percent in Perth and took all but nine of the capital's 43 seats, accounting for almost all of its majority.
According to Antony Green of ABC News, the 10-point swing Labor theoretically needed to win was not as daunting as it seemed on paper. Besides the one vote one value reforms in 2008 that allowed Perth to elect over 70 percent of the legislature, much of the Liberals' 2013 margin was built on inflated margins in Perth's outer suburbs.
McGowan was sworn in by Governor Kerry Sanderson as the 30th Premier of Western Australia on 17 March 2017.Early in his premiership, McGowan moved to limit the number of pathways for foreign workers to enter the state and re-committed to terminating the controversial Perth Freight Link highway project, which had proved extremely unpopular in large parts of the state.McGowan also worked to expand Chinese investment in Western Australia, and criticised some politicians for calling attention to human rights in China.
In September 2021, McGowan announced the changes to be made to the voting system, including abolishing regions in the Legislative Council, and removing group voting tickets.Also that month, he handed down the Western Australian state budget, which recorded a sizeable surplus of $5.6 billion.