|Member of the Victorian Legislative Council|
30 November 2002
25 September 1967 |
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Somyürek first entered parliament after winning the Legislative Council province of Eumemmerring at the 2002 election. After the reforms that introduced proportional representation into the Legislative Council, Somyürek won a safe spot on the Labor ticket for the South Eastern Metropolitan Region and was easily re-elected at the 2006 election. Somyürek was elected for a third time at the 2010 election.
In his first term (2002-2006) Somyürek served on the Outer Suburban and Interface Committee, and the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee. In his second term (2006-2010) Somyürek was elected the first chair of the newly constituted Electoral Matters Committee. In his third term (2010-present) Somyürek was promoted into the Shadow Ministry of the Andrews led Labor opposition.
Somyürek holds a Master of Arts in Policy and Politics, a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Sociology and an Associate Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting).
He appeared in Dandenong Court for driving while disqualified in December 2009.
- "Parliament of Victoria Electoral Matters Committee". 2 March 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-23.
- "Adem Somyurek". Labor ALP People. Retrieved 2010-01-23.
- Aaron Langmaid (10 December 2009). "Premier John Brumby says no excuses for MP caught driving while disqualified". Herald Sun.
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