Get to know Paula

Paula Luethen was the sitting Liberal Member of State Parliament, representing the electoral district of King. She became the inaugural member for King at the 2018 state election and is a strong local leader with the skills and experience to best represent the people of the area.

By bravely facing her own past as a victim of child abuse, Paula discovered her purpose to help more community members achieve their full potential and make a positive impact on the local area. After 20 years in senior roles working in banking, finance and the energy sector, Paula has chosen to use her advocacy skills and leadership experience to benefit the local community.

Having bounced back from many challenges, Paula will be a strong advocate for your community. Locally, Paula has worked in various roles including as an elected member of the City of Tea Tree Gully, as a champion for children and survivors of sexual assault and abuse, is part of the White Ribbon accreditation project, and is a member of Lions and many other community groups. This work provides Paula with the understanding and experience to address the issues which matter most to you.

If Paula can be of assistance or if you would like to voice your concerns, please do not hesitate to get in contact with her.

About the King Electorate

The Honourable Leonard James King AC QC (1925 – 2011) was a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia. Leonard King’s childhood was spent during and in the aftermath of the great depression. He was educated at St Joseph’s Memorial School where he matriculated at the age of 14. After leaving school he worked for the Shell Company as a clerk. Upon the outbreak of World War II, Leonard King volunteered and he served in the Royal Australian Air Force in Australia and New Guinea. Utilising the Commonwealth 47 Reconstruction Training Scheme, he commenced a law degree while still serving in New Guinea. On his demobilisation, he continued his studies at the University of Adelaide. Mr King was admitted to practice in December 1950 and he worked as a solicitor and barrister. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1967.

In 1970, Mr King entered Parliament as the Member for Coles. He served as the Attorney-General in the Dunstan Labor Government between 1970 and 1975. Mr Leonard King was appointed a puisne judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia in June 1975. On 30 October 1978, he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia, from which position he retired on 28 April 1995.

Based in the North East of Adelaide, King comprises the localities of Bibaringa, Golden Grove, Gould Creek, Greenwith, Hillbank, One Tree Hill, Salisbury Heights, Salisbury Park, Uleybury and Yattalunga and portions of Salisbury East and Surrey Downs.

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