Finniss retained by Liberals

Liberal Michael Pengilly has retained the seat of Finniss in the 2014 state election.
Liberal Michael Pengilly has retained the seat of Finniss in the 2014 state election.

Liberal Michael Pengilly has retained the seat of Finniss in the 2014 state election. He has held the seat since 2006, when he replaced former Premier Dean Brown.

Mr Pengilly said he is thrilled to be re-elected, that the outcome is gratifying and sincerely thanked the people of Finniss.

Speaking in the lead up to the election Mr Pengilly said his priorities for the seat included increasing police presence; maintaining adequate and extended health services and facilities; a complete review of the Marine Park Sanctuary Zones; and reducing green and red tape for farmers and other primary producers.

Mr Pengilly was challenged in the election by Moira Jenkins for The Greens, Melanie Smart for Labor and Family First's Bruce Hicks.

Before entering parliament Mr Pengilly was a farmer on Kangaroo Island and has held the positions of mayor of the Kangaroo Island Council, chairman of the SA Country Fire Service Board and chairman of the Hills Mallee and Southern Regional Health Service Board.

The electoral district of Finniss has existed since the 1993 election, and has always been held by the Liberal Party.

This story Finniss retained by Liberals first appeared on The Islander.