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John Allan Kingston
is an Australia
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. He was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
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from 1998 to 2003, representing the electorate of Maryborough
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Kingston was born in Brisbane
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. He first came to state parliament one of the 11 One Nation candidates elected at the 1998 state election. However, Kingston broke with his party less than a year later and sat as an independent
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from February 1999. He was re-elected at the 2001 state election before resigning midway through his term in March 2003 citing poor health.
Prior to entering state politics, Kingston was a Maryborough City
Maryborough is a city located on the Mary River in South East Queensland, Australia, approximately north of the state capital, Brisbane. The city is serviced by the Bruce Highway, and has a population of approximately 22,000 . It is closely tied to its neighbour city Hervey Bay which is...
councillor. He is married to wife Pahninh Silasack with whom he has three adopted children.