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Butler Electorate Profile

Current Member

John was educated in Secondary School to Year 10 after which he left school and worked on sheep stations in the Murchison/Pilbara area of Western Australia before becoming a truck driver for Brambles.

In his early 20s John undertook mature age studies, eventually graduating with a Law Degree from the University of Western Australia in the mid 70s.

John practised as a Barrister and Solicitor for 25 years mainly in the Criminal Law area, where his principal client was the Western Australian Police Union. He is currently the Attorney General.

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Statistical Profile of the Butler Electorate

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About the Butler Electorate

Number of Electors: 23,131 (9 March 2015)
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
Nomenclature: This suburb name was chosen by the City of Wanneroo in 1979. The name honours John Butler who is the first recorded explorer of the area (1834). Butler settled in the Claremont area, and Butler's Swamp, now renamed Lake Claremont, was named after him.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.
Suburbs/Towns: Alkimos, Butler, Carabooda*, Eglinton, Jindalee, Merriwa, Nowergup*, Quinns Rocks, Ridgewood, Two Rocks, Yanchep*.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
Alkimos Beach Primary School; Alkimos Primary School; Butler College; Butler Primary School; East Butler Primary School; John Butler Primary College; Merriwa Primary School; Quinns Beach Primary School; Quinns Rocks Primary School; Two Rocks Primary School; Yanchep Beach Primary School; Yanchep District High School; Yanchep Lagoon Primary School

Alkimos Baptist College; St James Anglican School; Brighton Catholic Primary School; Irene McCormack Catholic College
Local Newspapers:
Joondalup Weekender 
North Coast Times

Books about Butler:
Jo Hamlet: The Yanchep Inn (104p, Readers' World, 1998)
Local Governments within District
City of Wanneroo (part)

2017 Election Result

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Successive Members for the Butler District

John Quigley
John Quigley

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 2011

John Robert Quigley Australian Labor Party 2001 -
b = by-election