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Will Hodgman

The Hon. Will  Hodgman MP

Premier of  Tasmania, Liberal Member for Franklin, Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and  Events, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

Will Hodgman was born and educated in Hobart, Tasmania.  He graduated in Arts and Law at the University of Tasmania in 1993 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1994.

In 1995, Will Hodgman worked in the United Kingdom with the Wiltshire County Council, prosecuting cases of child abuse and neglect.

After returning to Tasmania, in 2002, Will Hodgman was successful in being elected as a Liberal Member for Franklin in the House of Assembly. He was also elected Deputy Opposition Leader by his colleagues.

Following the 2006 State Election Will Hodgman became Leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party and of the State Opposition.

In the 2010 State Election, Will Hodgman led the Liberal Party to the highest number votes of any political party, although the Labor and Greens parties joined to form a new coalition government.

At the 2014 State Election the Liberal Party was elected to Government and Will Hodgman became Tasmania's forty fifth Premier.

Will Hodgman is patron, and a member of numerous community and sporting organisations.

Will Hodgman is married to Nicky, and they have three children, William, James and Lily.