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Ken O'Dowd MP

Federal Member for Flynn

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Ken O'Dowd MP Federal Member For Flynn

About Ken

Ken O'Dowd has represented the Flynn electorate in Central Queensland since 2010.

Prior to entering politics, Ken had a successful career in business, leasing fuel distributorships across Queensland and owning several local businesses, including hardware stores and hotels.

He was raised on a farm in Bracewell, near Mount Larcom in Central Queensland and grew mixed crops of beans, peas, peanuts and grain to support his family's farm income.

Following school, he worked at Queensland Alumina in Gladstone, Queensland, before spending several years working on the Rio Tinto copper project in Papua New Guinea.

Ken believes in standing up for rural people and has brought this dedication to his role as the Member for Flynn.

He currently serves as Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth (2014- ), a committee organised by Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb to further relations with trade partners.

In addition, he serves on the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (2013- ) and Standing Committee on Appropriations and Administration (2013- )

He has previously served on the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (2010-2013) and Standing Committee on Publications (2010-2013).

Ken is the father of two children and grandfather of four.

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Gladstone Electorate Office:

      07 4972 5465
      76 Goondoon Street,
      Gladstone QLD 4680

Emerald Electorate Office:
      07 4982 4266
      Unit 2, 115 Egerton Street,
      Emerald QLD 4720

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