name = Will Hodgman
nationality = Australian
order = Leader of the Opposition in Tasmania
term_start = 2006
birth_date = 1969
University of Tasmania
constituency = Franklin
Australian Liberal Party
website = [http://www.willhodgman.com.au www.willhodgman.com.au] |
William Edward Felix Hodgman (born
20 April 1969, Hobart), is an Australian politician, and is the leader of the opposition Liberal Party in Tasmania.
He is the son of fellow Liberal parliamentarian
Michael Hodgman. His uncle, Peter, was also a Member of the Tasmanian Parliament, and his paternal grandfather, William Clark Hodgman, was a member of both Houses of the Tasmanian Parliament, ending his career as President of the Legislative Council.
He worked as a solicitor in a local government authority in England, where he met his wife Nicola. The couple have two sons, William and James.
Hodgman was re-elected in the 2006 election receiving 21.98% of first preferences, an increase compared to his previous vote of 12.37% in the 2002 election.
30 March 2006he was unanimously elected as the leader of Tasmania's Liberal Party. Jeremy Rockliffis his deputy. [http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200603/s1604983.htm]
* [http://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/history/tasparl/hodgmanwe729.htm Parliamentary library profile]
* [http://www.taslib.net/html/will_hodgman.html Biography at Tasmanian Liberal Party website]
* [http://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/ha/ISHodgmanWill.htm Will Hodgman's maiden speech to parliament]
* [http://www.willhodgman.com.au Will Hodgman's website]
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