|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for South West Region|
22 May 2017
|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly |
26 February 2005 –6 September 2008
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Succeeded by||Seat abolished|
|Born||3 October 1967|
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.
Thomas was born in Mansfield, Victoria. Prior to entering politics Thomas was a veterinary surgeon and has a degree in veterinary science.
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.
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.
Thomas was elected at the 2017 election to represent South West Region in the Legislative Council (upper house), starting from 22 May 2017.
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