David Hodgett was elected as the State Member for Kilsyth in November 2006. He was elevated to the position of Shadow Cabinet Secretary in 2009 and became Cabinet Secretary and Government Whip following the election of the Baillieu Government in 2010. In 2013 he was appointed the Minister for Ports, Minister for Major Projects and Minister for Manufacturing.David was successful in retaining his seat at the November 2014 election, and with the electorate redistribution, David is now the State Member for Croydon. He was voted in by his colleagues as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in December 2014 and gained the Shadow Portfolios of Public Transport and Ports. These Portfolio’s changed to Shadow Minister for Roads & Infrastructure and Shadow Minister for Ports & Freight in September 2017.He again successfully held his seat at the November 2018 election and currently is the Shadow Minister for Sport, Tourism & Major Events.