|Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
30 November 2002
|Preceded by||Steve McArthur|
19 August 1972 |
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Merlino was elected at the 2002 state election defeating Steve McArthur. Merlino comfortably retained his seat at the state election in 2006 and became the Minister for Sport and Recreation and Youth Affairs, securing a place in cabinet. Under new Premier John Brumby's government he retained that ministry and gained a new role as Minister Assisting the Premier on Multicultural Affairs. He subsequently became Police Minister following the resignation of the previous Minister.
When the ALP lost government in the 2010 state election, Merlino became Shadow Minister for Police, the TAC and Road Safety. In February 2012, he was elected unopposed as Deputy Leader of the Labor Party in Victoria, following the resignation of Rob Hulls.
|Victorian Legislative Assembly|
|Member for Monbulk
|Party political offices|
|Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party
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