Best, Ronald ('Ron') Alexander

Born 03 October 1949 (Ivanhoe, Victoria)
Marriage: (1) Maree; 1s. 1d. (2) 10 Feb 2001, Louise Asher.
Occupation: Businessman

Career: Motel manager. Hotel owner/operator. Owner, Golden City Frozen Foods. General Manager and Member, Board of Directors, Glacier Food Group. Owner retail small businesses. Company director. Small business and sporting positions. Parliamentary representative, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation 1990. Member: Sportsmen's Association of Australia, Bendigo branch; Bendigo Jockey Club; Sandhurst Club and various other sporting organisations. Interests: basketball, football, tennis, golf, horse racing, harness racing, small business, and snow skiing.

Party: National Party

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLCNorth Western1 October 198829 November 2002

Other seats contested: NP candidate for Bendigo (Federal seat) July 1987.

Inaugural speech

Appointments: Secretary of the Parliamentary National Party 1992-2002. National Party Spokesperson for Housing and Construction, and Small Business 1988-90. Shadow Minister for Housing and Assisting in Rural Health Dec 1999-Jul 2000. Parliamentary representative on La Trobe University Council 1988-96, RMIT Council 1996, VUT Council 1996. Natural Resources and Environment 1988-92; Select Committee on Government Appointments 1991-92; House Committee 1990-2002; Legislative Council Standing Orders Committee and Road Safety Committee 1992-99. Public Accounts and Estimates Committee 1996-99. Economic Development Committee 1999-2002.

References: Victorian Parliamentary Handbook.
Initial data source: Victorian Parliamentary Handbook, 54th Parliament
Last update: November 2002 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.