David Hodgett

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The Honourable
David Hodgett
MP
Shadow Minister for Ports
Incumbent
Assumed office
4 December 2014
Premier Daniel Andrews
Preceded by Tim Pallas
Shadow Minister for Public Transport
Incumbent
Assumed office
4 December 2014
Premier Daniel Andrews
Preceded by Jill Hennessy
Minister for Ports
In office
13 March 2013 – 4 December 2014
Premier Denis Napthine
Preceded by Denis Napthine
Succeeded by Luke Donnellan
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Croydon
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 November 2014
Preceded by New seat
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Kilsyth
In office
25 November 2006 – 29 November 2014
Preceded by Dympna Beard
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Personal details
Born (1963-09-18) 18 September 1963 (age 51)
Cooma, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater RMIT University
Swinburne University of Technology

David John Hodgett (born 18 September 1963) is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2006, representing the electorates of Kilsyth (2006–2014) and Croydon (2014–present). He has been the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party since December 2014.[1]

Hodgett was born in Cooma, New South Wales, and before his involvement in politics worked as a registrar. He received a Bachelor of Business and Management in 1996 from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, a Graduate Diploma in 1998 from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Graduate Certificate in eBusiness and Communication in 2002 from Swinburne University of Technology, and an Advanced Diploma in 2004, again from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 1997 he was elected to Yarra Ranges Shire Council, serving several periods as mayor (1998–99, 2004, 2004–05).[2]

Hodgett left the council in 2005 and was preselected as the Liberal candidate for the Labor seat of Kilsyth for the 2006 state election. He successfully contested the seat of Croydon at the Victorian state election, 2014.

Hodgett is married with seven children.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doutre, Cimara (4 December 2014). "Matthew Guy new Liberal Party leader, David Hodgett deputy". The Weekly Times. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Parliament of Victoria (2008). "Hodgett, David". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Dympna Beard
Member for Kilsyth
2006–2014
Abolished
New seat Member for Croydon
2014–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Denis Napthine
Minister for Ports
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Luke Donnellan
Minister for Major Projects
2013–2014
Ministry abolished
Preceded by
Richard Dalla-Riva
Minister for Manufacturing
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Lily D'Ambrosio
as Minister for Industry
Party political offices
Preceded by
Louise Asher
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in Victoria
2014–present
Incumbent