Kristina Keneally

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Kristina Keneaaly
Kristina Keneally
42nd Premier of New South Wales
In office
4 December 2009 – 28 March 2011
Preceded by Nathan Rees
Succeeded by Barry O'Farrell
Constituency Heffron
3rd [[Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Heffron]]
In office
4 December 2003 – 29 June 2012
Preceded by Deirdre Grusovin
Succeeded by TBD
Personal details
Born 19 December 1968
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Political party Australian Labor Party (2000-present)
Other political
affiliations
US Democratic Party (before 2000)
Spouse(s) Ben Keneally
Children Daniel (born 1998)
Brendan (born 2000)
Occupation Primary school teacher

Kristina Kerscher Keneally (born 19 December 1968) is an American-born Australian politician. She was the 42nd Premier of New South Wales.[1] On 3 December 2009 the Australian Labor Party caucus elected Keneally to replace Nathan Rees as leader and she became the first woman premier of New South Wales.[2][3] The Labor Party lost the 2011 state election, and Barry O'Farrell of the Liberal Party became the new premier on 28 March 2011.[4] On 29 June 2012, Keneally resigned from Parliament as she started her job as CEO of Basketball Australia.

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