Roger Cook was born and raised in Western Australia. He lives with his wife and two children in Wellard.
Roger completed a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at Murdoch University. He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Public Relations) and an MBA from Curtin University.
Roger worked for a range of Federal and State Members of Parliament, and was employed at a number of Aboriginal Land Councils as CEO as well as assisting industry and government to reach agreement with Aboriginal Native Title groups.
Elected as the Inaugural Member for the State Seat of Kwinana in 2008 Roger works continuously in the Kwinana Community and assists many residents, school groups and sporting clubs. He is currently the Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health.
Contact details and Speeches
Kwinana Electorate Map
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Statistical Profile of the Kwinana Electorate
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About the Kwinana Electorate
Number of Electors: 22,951 (9 March 2015)
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
Nomenclature: The name "Kwinana" is taken from the wreck of the S.S. Kwinana which today lies on the shore at Kwinana Beach in Cockburn Sound. The name came from the Aboriginal word for "Pretty Maiden" and the ship was damaged by fire near Carnarvon in December 1920 and was brought to Fremantle. In May 1922 while at Careening Bay, Garden Island, she was blown ashore during a storm to the place where it rests today. The area in the vicinity of the wreck soon became known as Kwinana and in 1937, the Kwinana townsite was gazetted to cover the area now known as Kwinana Beach.
(Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.)
Suburbs/Towns: Anketell, Atwell, Aubin Grove, Banjup*, Calista, Casuarina, East Rockingham*, Hammond Park, Henderson, Hope Valley, Kwinana Beach, Leda*, Mandogalup, Medina, Naval Base, Orelia, Parmelia, Postans, The Spectacles, Wandi and Wattleup.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information
Atwell Primary School
Aubin Grove Primary School
Calista Primary School
Hammond Park Primary School
Harmony Primary School
Honeywood Primary School
Leda Primary School
Medina Primary School
North Parmelia Primary School
Orelia Primary School
Wellard Primary School
Hammond Park Catholic Primary School
St Vincent's School
Books about Kwinana:
Laurie Russell: Kwinana "third time lucky" (310 p. 1979)
* Election analysis
Successive Members for the Kwinana District
Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 2007
b = by-election