Corey Wingard grew up in Oaklands Park and has lived in the Gibson electorate for most of his life. Corey was elected as the Member for Mitchell in 2014 and then re-elected to the newly-formed seat of Gibson in 2018. He is proud to be a strong voice for his electorate in the South Australian Parliament.
Before entering politics, Corey worked as a journalist for Channel 9 in Sydney and Melbourne, and then for Channel 10 in Adelaide where he hosted a football show and covered major international events including the Indian Premier League and the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
He has always loved taking part in community life. Growing up, he played football locally and worked part-time at Westfield Marion. Living in the area as a father of four, he sat on his local school’s governing council, coached numerous sports teams and volunteered for several charities.
On coming to Government Corey was made Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services as well as Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing. Then in July 2020 he was promoted to the Infrastructure and Transport portfolio while still keeping the Recreation, Sport and Racing responsibilities.
Corey remains committed to serving the people in his electorate and hopes to help everyone live a happy life and reach their potential by improving education for students, security for the elderly, prosperity for businesses and opportunities for young people.
Click here to read Corey's maiden speech in Parliament.