David Llewellyn is the joint owner/operator of the Priory Ridge Wines and vineyard with his wife Julie. When he left politics in 2010 he held the portfolios of Primary Industries and Water, Energy and Resources, and Planning and was also the Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly.
David first entered politics in 1986 from a successful career in electronic engineering. He has shown a strong personal commitment to the people of Tasmania, both as a member of the State Parliament for 24 years and as a Cabinet Minister for 14years. He is re-entering the political race because he believes his knowledge and experience of Government and Parliament can greatly assist a future Labor Government.
David is widely recognized for his honesty, integrity, tenacity and practical approach to resolving complex issues. He has assisted countless people and organisations throughout Tasmania over the years.
Other positions held since being elected to Parliament include Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries and Minister for Forests (1989-92), Minister for Primary Industries, Water and Environment (1998–2002), Minister for Police and Emergency Management (1998-2008), Minister for Health and Human Services (2002-2006), Attorney General & Minister for Justice (2008), and Deputy Premier (2004-2006). He has been a member of numerous Cabinet, Government and Parliamentary committees. David is also a former Chairman of the Board of Anglicare Tasmania and former Chairman of Committees of the Anglican Synod and is presently a member of the Diocesan Board of Trustees.
David is married with two adult sons, and has a keen interest in viticulture, electronics, and the occasional game of golf and bowls