Peter Watson (politician)


Peter Watson (politician)

Infobox MLA | name =Peter Watson


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nationality =Australian
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term_start =10 February 2001
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predecessor =Kevin Prince
successor =
birth_date =Birth date and age|1947|5|30|mf=y
birth_place =Reservoir Victoria
constituency =Albany
party =Australian Labor Party
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profession =
education =
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Peter Bruce Watson born May 30, 1947 in Reservoir, Victoria is an Australian politician. He has been an ALP member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since February 2001, representing the electorate of Albany. [cite web|url=http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/parliament%5Cmemblist.nsf/AllDocs/70D4270613A8AEBB482569FC00285797?opendocument|title=Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
year=2007|accessdate=2008-04-10
]

Arriving in Western Australia in 1961, Watson attended Perth Modern School and took up athletics.Watson excelled at the 1500m event and won the Australian title in 1968 and again in 1973 [cite web|url=http://www.athletics.com.au/history/national/matf55.htm|title=Australian Open Track & Field Championships|year=2007|accessdate=2008-04-10] and represented Australia at the 1968 Olympic Games. [cite web|url=http://corporate.olympics.com.au/wa/files/19/WAOC_History_Package_30Nov06.pdf|title=WA's Olympic History 1912-2006|year=2006|accessdate=2008-04-18] and the 1974 Commonwealth Games. [cite web|url=http://www.athletics.com.au/history/athletes/athlete617.htm|title=Australian Athletics - Historical results|year=2008|accessdate=2008-04-18]

Married to Liz Watson , they have three children Kristy, Justin and Sarah Watson

Employed at Australia Post, Watson held various positions including Postal manager before entering politics.He was elected in February 2001 defeating the standing member Kevin Prince, Watson was then re-elected in 2005.Currently Watson is the Parliamentary secretary to the minister of Sport and Recreation and the Parliamentary secretary to the Minister for the Great Southern.

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