Mark McGowan believes in the value of hard work and merit but very much supports the values of equality, opportunity and compassion. He learned these values early, growing up in regional New South Wales, where his parents ran small businesses and educated their two sons at public schools.
Mark studied arts and law at the University of Queensland and began his career in public service in the Royal Australian Navy, going on to serve as a Lieutenant at HMAS STIRLING.
Mark was the Deputy Mayor of Rockingham before winning the State seat of Rockingham in December 1996.
In the years since his election to the Western Australian Parliament, Mark has held many senior portfolios in both Government and Opposition.
In the 2017 State Election Mark became the 30th Premier of Western Australia. He is currently the Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; and Federal-State Relations.
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