Politician

Ron Rofe

Quick Facts

IntroAustralian politician
Is Politician
From Australia
Type Politics
Gendermale
Death21 September 2003

Biography

Ron Rofe (1914 – 21 September 2003) was an Australian politician and member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1973 until 1978. He was a member of the Liberal Party.
Rofe was born in Camden where his family had been farming for some generations. He continued this tradition as a dairy farmer in the district. He was a prominent member and district governor of the Lions Club. He was the Deputy Shire President of Wollondilly Shire Council in 1971-74.
A redistribution of Legislative Assembly seats prior to the 1973 election changed the seat of Nepean from a marginal ALP seat to a notionally conservative seat. The sitting member Ron Mulock decided to contest the safer seat of Penrith and Rofe was selected as the Liberal candidate. He won the election with 53% of the two party preferred vote. He successfully defended the seat against the ALP’s Peter Anderson at the 1976 election but was defeated by Anderson in 1981.