The electoral district of Hartley is named after John Hartley, who helped create South Australia's public education system.
Hartley incorporates the suburbs of Campbelltown, Dernancourt, Felixstow, Glynde, Hectorville, Paradise, Tranmere and a portion of Magill.
Hartley is a hard-working, multicultural electorate. A significant proportion of people are from migrant families. There is barely a weekend that does not feature a fair, fete, festa, festival or fundraiser.
Vincent Tarzia has lived in the local area for many years, and was elected to the South Australian Parliament in 2014 and re-elected in 2018 and again in 2022.