Kevin Conolly was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Riverstone for the Liberal Party of Australia on March 26th, 2011.
Kevin has lived in Sydney's north west for 30 years and with his wife, Cathie, has raised six children in the area.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education from the University of New South Wales, Kevin helped hundreds of local students through their high school education during 14 years as a school teacher. He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Religious Education from the Catholic College of Education, Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Administration) from the Australian Catholic University. Kevin then worked for the Catholic Education Office at Parramatta prior to entering state politics.
He was elected to Hawkesbury City Council in September 1999. From 2001 to 2004 and again from 2008 until 2011 he served as Deputy Mayor, while still working as an education administrator.
In 2011, Kevin contested the previously safe Labor seat of Riverstone in north-western Sydney. He was elected with a two-party-preferred swing of 30.2 per cent, believed to be the largest such swing ever achieved by a Liberal Party candidate anywhere in Australia. His win meant that for the first time in the seat's 30-year history that it was not held by Labor.
Kevin is currently the Chair of the Legislative Assembly Committee on Community Services and a member of the Legislative Assembly Committee on Parliamentary Privieges and Ethics. He has previously served as co-chair of the Sri Lankan and Filipino Ministerial Consultative Committee and as Chair of the Legislative Assembly Economic Development Committee.
In 2015 he was returned as Member for Riverstone for a second term.
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