Sam Mitchell

Clark State Election 2021 Candidates

Since a young age I have been involved with  campaigning for social justice  and  have taken a keen interest in politics and a range of social issues. Whilst at McKillop College I was part of a group which won a Nyrstar Environment and Sustainability Award for a project, which included planning and building a system for collecting storm water to provide for the school’s needs and the development of a reconciliation native garden for the school.  I was part of a group of high school students chosen to travel to Canberra in 2008, to lobby government to maintain Australia’s commitment to the Millennium Development Goals.

I hold a Bachelor of Media Degree from UTAS  and a Diploma of Music from the Australian Institute of Music in Melbourne. I am currently completing my honours year in Media at UTAS and have written my Honours thesis –  Going Viral; A comparative analysis of Social Media Communication from MONA during COVID 19.

I am an experienced, innovative events manager and media coordinator, with over ten  years of diverse  creative arts, media, and marketing experience, gained across a wide range of  Arts organisations in Tasmania and Victoria. I have gained leadership  skills from these years of employment and experience, across  a diverse  range of creative industries. I believe that I have the ability to bring a youthful and dynamic perspective to Tasmanian Labor.

I am a small business owner and run my music events business – Blacklist Entertainment, which I started at the end of 2019 and which is currently in hibernation due to the pandemic restrictions.

My main focus will be on employment, education and social inclusion, providing access to good quality health services and and affordable housing, support for the arts and creative industries and  creating a sustainable future.