Kristina Keneally is an American-born Australian politician know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Salary.
|Birthdate ( Age)||19 December 1968|
|Place of Birth||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Spouse/Partner||Ben Keneally (m. 1996)|
|Children||Caroline Keneally, Brendan Keneally, Daniel Keneally|
|Parents||Name Not Known|
|Education||University of Dayton|
|Profession||Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Senate|
|Net Worth||$2.5 Million|
Kristina Marie Kerscher Keneally is an American-born Australian politician who has been a Senator for New South Wales since February 2018, representing the Labor Party.
In February 2018 she was instead appointed to the Senate to fill a casual vacancy caused by Sam Dastyari’s resignation.After the 2019 leadership election, Keneally was selected as deputy Senate leader in the shadow cabinet of new Labor leader Anthony Albanese.
Kristina Keneally Family and Parents
Keneally was born Kristina Marie Kerscher in Las Vegas to an American father and an Australian mother (born in Brisbane). She lived briefly in Colorado but grew up in Toledo, Ohio, where she attended high school at Notre Dame Academy. While at Notre Dame she was twice awarded most valuable player (1985, 1986) in the Academy’s soccer team.
Upon graduating from Notre Dame, she undertook studies at the University of Dayton, also in Ohio. While there she became involved in student politics, and was involved in founding the National Association of Students at Catholic Colleges and Universities, serving as president of the group in 1990 and 1991. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1991,was a registered Democrat and worked as an intern for the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, Paul Leonard.
Kristina Keneally Husband and Children
Keneally is married to former Mayor of Botany Bay, Ben Keneally; together they have two sons. A daughter died at birth.Her husband is the nephew of Australian writer Thomas Keneally.Keneally is the patron of the Stillbirth Foundation Australia.
Kristina Keneally Net Worth
Kristina Marie Kerscher Keneally is an American-born Australian politician has an estimated Net Worth of $ 2.5 Million in 2022.
With her husnand she has own a $1.8 million holiday home on the isolated Scotland Island on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and a townhouse in Wollstonecraft purchased for $1.3 million in 2016.
Keneally was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 2003,following a bitter pre-election battle with Deirdre Grusovin, the sister of senior Labor politician Laurie Brereton.Before the election, Labor insiders were concerned that her strong American English accent would not play well with voters. Although she reportedly took elocution lessons to sound more Australian, to this day she speaks with a marked American accent.
As NSW Planning Minister from August 2008, Keneally’s department oversaw the local traffic diversions, and strict environmental management during construction, around the desalination pipeline works between Erskineville and Kurnell, approved by the department under the desalination pipeline project approval, granted by Frank Sartor, in November 2007.
When she became Premier, she was highly popular and was the most popular political leader at one stage, as the Galaxy poll showed in March 2010, her personal satisfaction was 53 per cent.However, her own personal popularity did not transfer to her party, which had been well behind the Coalition in opinion polling since 2008.
In July 2014, Keneally joined Sky News Australia and began co-hosting panel program The Contrarians every Friday afternoon with Ross Cameron, before the pair were given their own self-titled program Keneally and Cameron.This program was axed in April 2015. Keneally joined Peter van Onselen as co-host of Sky News daytime program To The Point on 1 June 2015 which airs during PVO NewsDay.Keneally was also a regular presenter of primetime programs The Cabinet and Credlin & Keneally.
On 30 January 2018, the Labor Party announced that Keneally would fill the vacant New South Wales seat in the Senate left by the previous Senator, Sam Dastyari, who formally resigned earlier that month after an ongoing Chinese-related donations scandal.Keneally was formally appointed to the vacancy on 14 February 2018 and was sworn in as a Senator the following day.