Labor MLC Doug Parkinson first entered the Legislative Council as the member for Hobart in 1994. He successfully transferred to Wellington in 2000. In the leadup to the election there was speculation that the Tasmanian Greens were close to winning the seat; their candidate was Marrette Corby. The other candidates all appeared on the ballot as independents. Michael Fracalossi was a member of the Christian Democratic Party. Marti Zucco was a Hobart City Council alderman. The other independents were Stephen Roomes and Paul Hiscutt.
Tasmanian Legislative Council periodic elections, 2006: Wellington