Adam John Marshall (born 1984), an Australian politician, is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, and has been representing Northern Tablelands since a 2013 by-election, as a member of the National Party of Australia.
1 Early years and background,
3 Political career,
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Early years and background:
Elected to Gunnedah Shire Council in 2004, aged 19, Marshall became Deputy Mayor and then Mayor of Gunnedah after the 2008 local government elections. During his time as Mayor, Marshall served as President of the Country Mayors' Association and Senior Vice-President of the Shires Association of NSW. Marshall moved to Armidale in 2012, resigning from the Council, and commenced studying commerce at the University of New England, prior to his endorsement as a candidate for the 2013 by-election.
Marshall once held concurrent membership with the Labor Party at the same time as being employed on the staff of independent Member for Tamworth, Peter Draper. One week prior to the by-election, Mal Peters, a councillor of Inverell Shire Council, referred a matter of an undisclosed nature relating to Marshall to the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Marshall claimed that Peters' actions were spurious and questioned the timing of the complaint.
Marshall won the 2013 by-election (following the sudden resignation of Richard Torbay in March 2013) as the Nationals' candidate for New England and as Member for Northern Tablelands, following allegations of corruption. With approximately 68% of the vote counted on the night of the election, Marshall was claimed victory with over 62% of the first preference votes; and was subsequently declared elected with a margin of 4.9%.