|Preceded by Patrick Secker|
Name Tony Pasin
Education Flinders University
Alma mater Flinders University
|Born 1 October 1977 (age 38)
Mount Gambier, South Australia (1977-10-01) |
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Member for barker tony pasin confronts forestry minister leon bignell
Antony "Tony" Pasin (born 1 October 1977) is the Liberal Party of Australia member for the House of Representatives seat of Barker since the 2013 election.
- Member for barker tony pasin confronts forestry minister leon bignell
- Tony pasin for barker
- Early life
- 2016 election
- Don t let tony pasin take you for granted
Tony pasin for barker
Pasin has degrees in Law and Economics from Flinders University and previously served as a City of Mount Gambier Councillor from 2003 to 2010.
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.