Ken O'Dowd

Kenneth Desmond “Ken” O’Dowd (born 30 June 1950) is an Australian politician representing the Division of Flynn for the Liberal National Party since 21 August 2010 — Federal election. O’Dowd contested the Division of Flynn for the Liberal National Party at the 2010 Federal election and won the seat from Labor’s one term incumbent Chris Trevor.

“My view is that marriage is between a man and a woman and I will be voting against any change to the current Marriage Act. I support civil unions and I support the right of couples to distribute their assets as they see fit. The mood of my electorate is very much against same sex marriages.”

He is OPPOSED to Same Sex Marriages

Party Positions

Vice-President, National Party Gladstone/Calliope Branch.Treasurer, Liberal National Party Gladstone/Calliope Branch. Treasurer, Liberal National Party Flynn Electorate.

Other Positions

Board member, Central Queensland Area Consultative Committee 2004-08.


Raised on his parent’s dairy farm at Bracewell west of Mt. Larcom. They grew mixed crops of beans, peas, peanuts and grain to support their farm income.

By the age of seventeen – He had worked as a contract milker, picked beans on a neighbour’s farm before working on the railway as a fettler.

He worked at Queensland Alumina in Gladstone before spending several years in Papua New Guinea on the Rio Tinto copper project in Bougainville.

Ken spent 20 years working in the fuel industry, much of that time running Mobil distribution in Emerald. (Rockhampton, Gladstone, Emerald, Bundaberg and Maryborough/Hervey Bay.)

In 1998 Ken bought Busteed Building Supplies in Gladstone which was managed day to day by staff. As well as an old Pub in Rockhampton, later to become O’Dowd’s Irish Pub, which he opened in 1999 but sold in 2004.


Gladstone Electorate Office:

07 4972 5465

Emerald Electorate Office:

07 4982 4266

Email: ken.o’

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