|Member of the Australian Parliament
7 September 2013
|Preceded by||Patrick Secker|
1 October 1977 |
Mount Gambier, South Australia
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Alma mater||Flinders University|
In 2012, Pasin defeated incumbent Patrick Secker, 164 votes to 78 votes, for Liberal preselection in Barker, long the safest Liberal seat in South Australia. He breezed to victory at the 2013 election.
A ReachTEL seat-level opinion poll in the safe Liberal seat of Barker of 869 voters conducted by robocall on 20 June during the 2016 election campaign surprisingly found Nick Xenophon Team candidate James Stacey leading Pasin 52–48 on the two-candidate vote. Seat-level opinion polls in the other two rural Liberal South Australian seats of Mayo and Grey revealed Nick Xenophon Team also leading in both.
On election night, Stacey slashed Pasin's margin in Barker from a comfortably safe 16.5 percent to a marginal 4.7 percent. This was the closest that the conservatives have come to losing Barker since 1943, though Barker remains a comfortably safe Liberal seat in a "traditional" two-party matchup with Labor.
- "Tony Pasin retains Barker seat for Liberals". ABC South East SA. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
- "Tony Pasin". Liberal Party of Australia. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
- Mt Gambier lawyer Tony Pasin wins pre-selection for Barker over Patrick Secker: Adelaide Now 03/03/12
- Election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull could lose another seat to independent Nick Xenophon’s team - Herald Sun 20 June 2016
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Barker