Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
CHOWN Hon. James Edward, MLC
Member for Agricultural Region
Elected to the Thirty-eighth Parliament for the Agricultural Region on 6 September 2008 (for the term commencing 22 May 2009). Re-elected 2013 and 2017, for the terms commencing 22 May.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer; Minister for Transport; Fisheries: 21 March 2013 - 11 December 2013
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer; Minister for Transport: 11 December 2013 - 10 March 2014
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Transport; State Development; Science: 10 March 2014 - 17 March 2014
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport; Finance: 17 March 2014 - 8 December 2014.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport: 8 December 2014 - 31 March 2016.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport: 31 March 2016 - 23 September 2016.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation: 23 September 2016 - 17 March 2017.
Parliamentary Party/Shadow Ministerial Appointments
Shadow Minister for Regional Development; Royalties for Regions: 25 March 2017 -27 June 2019.
Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Food; Regional Development; Royalties for Regions: 27 June 2019 - present.
Member, Standing Committee on Public Administration: 4 June 2009 - 21 May 2013.
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation: 4 June 2009 - 30 January 2013.
Substitute Member, Standing Committee on Legislation; Inquiry into the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill 2017: 21 March 2018 - 28 June 2018.
Member, Joint Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission: 24 May 2017 - present.
Deputy Chair, Joint Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission: 21 June 2017 - present.
Note: Fulfils an advisory role concerning services provided to Members
Member, Parliamentary Services Committee: 22 May 2013 - 21 May 2017.
Born 4 October 1952, Sale, Victoria. Arrived in Western Australia 1959.
Occupation before entering Parliament
AGRICULTURAL REGION - ELECTORATE PROFILE
Agricultural Region includes the Legislative Assembly electorates of Central Wheatbelt, Geraldton, Moore, and Roe.