Steve Thomas (politician)

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Steve Thomas

MLC
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for South West Region
Assumed office
22 May 2017
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Capel
In office
26 February 2005 6 September 2008
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Personal details
Born (1967-10-03) 3 October 1967 (age 53)
Mansfield Victoria
NationalityAustralian
Political party Liberal
Profession Veterinary Surgeon

Steven Caldwell Thomas (born 3 October 1967) is an Australian politician. He is a Liberal member of the Western Australian Legislative Council, having represented South West Region since 2017. He was previously a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from February 2005 to September 2008 representing the electorate of Capel. [1]

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Outside politics

Thomas was born in Mansfield, Victoria. Prior to entering politics Thomas was a veterinary surgeon and has a degree in veterinary science.

Legislative Assembly

On entering Parliament Thomas was appointed as acting speaker of the Legislative Assembly (lower house) in March 2005 and was a member of the Public Accounts Committee from April 2005. Thomas was appointed as the shadow minister of the Environment for most of 2006 and from January 2008 acted as the shadow treasurer. [2]

The seat of Capel was abolished and merged with Collie-Wellington and parts of Vasse into the new seat of Collie-Preston. Thomas contested the seat in the 2008 election and lost narrowly to Labor candidate and member for Collie-Wellington, Mick Murray.

Legislative Council

Thomas was elected at the 2017 election to represent South West Region in the Legislative Council (upper house), starting from 22 May 2017. [3]

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References

  1. "Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook". 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2008.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Liberal Party - Steve Thomas MLA". 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2008.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "South West Region Profile and Results". 2017 State General Election. Western Australian Electoral Commission . Retrieved 25 March 2017.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)