Mark Shelton MP
Liberal Member for Lyons, Chair of Committees, Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly
As the current member for Lyons, Mark travels extensively throughout his electorate listening to the issues and concerns of the community.
He lives in the small township of Bracknell, with his wife Merrilyn. They have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. Mark knows firsthand the challenges faced by small communities and townships.
He maintains a strong desire and passion to work hard for regional Tasmania and in doing so contribute towards creating a better place for future generations.
Mark believes in the need for real change and continued development of our small business, agriculture and forestry sectors. He knows the importance of a secure job and a community that supports its own. Sound local planning can achieve equitable distribution of services throughout the Lyons electorate.
Mark has been a member of numerous committees including, the Government Business Enterprise Estimates Committee, Community Development Committee, Parliamentary inquiry into the sale of TOTE and was the only Opposition member ever to chair an Estimates committee in the history of the Tasmanian Parliament.
As a former TAFE and Adult Education teacher in automotive studies, Mark was also the Mayor of the Meander Valley Council for 9 years and is a small business operator who is committed to:
•The family unit and local communities
•Developing the potential of Lyons
•Working with communities to overcome issues
•Representing all the communities of Lyons