Steve Rodan

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Steve Rodan
Speaker of the House of Keys
Incumbent
Assumed office
14 December 2006[1]
Monarch Elizabeth II
Premier Tony Brown
Allan Bell
Governor Paul Haddacks
Adam Wood
Personal details
Born (1954-04-19) 19 April 1954 (age 60)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Nationality Scottish
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Ana Torres
(m. 1977–present)
Children 2 daughters
Profession Politician

The Honourable Stephen Charles "Steve" Rodan, SHK, BSc, MRPharmS (born 19 April 1954[2]) is a Scottish politician, who is the current Speaker of the House of Keys and former Minister of the Isle of Man Government and Member of the House of Keys for the constituency of Garff. He was elected to the seat in a by-election in 1995.

Early life and career[edit]

Born on 19 April 1954 in Glasgow to Robert W. Rodan and Betty Rodan, he is a qualified chemist. He resides in Laxey, the most populated village in Garff. Politically, he is liberal having chaired both the Heriot-Watt University Liberal Club and Scottish Young Liberals. He was also a Member of the National Executive of the Scottish Liberal Party and stood unsuccessfully for the House of Commons in 1979 for the constituency of Moray and Nairn, being defeated by the Conservative Alexander Pollock.

Mr Rodan stood for Chief Minister following the November 2006 elections but failed to gain the necessary support in round one. He then stood for Speaker and defeated David Cannan and Quintin Gill.

Personal life[edit]

Rodan has been married to Ana (née Ballesteros Torres) since 1977, they have 2 children together.

Governmental position[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STEVE RODAN IS NEW SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF KEYS". Isle of Man Newspapers. 14 December 2006. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rodan, Stephen Charles". www.tynwald.og.im. Retrieved 12 November 2011.