Liberal state director heads to Victoria


The Tasmanian Liberal Party is on the hunt for a new state director, after a high profile resignation today.

After holding the position since 2011, Sam McQuestin will now take up the state director role in Victoria.

He's credited with helping steer the Liberals to a number of victories in Tasmania, including the 2013 federal election and the most recent results in Bass and Braddon which returned the Coalition to power in May.

Will Hodgman's successful state campaigns in 2014 and 2018 are also part of McQuestin's resume.

President Rod Scurrah says a recruitment process for a replacement is already underway.

A number of key party figures are paying tribute to McQuestin's 9 year stint, including the Premier himself, Richard Colbeck, Jonathon Duniam and Eric Abetz.

"Sam’s oversight of the management of the Party has seen it stabilise and grow in assets and membership. Electorally, Sam’s results speak for themselves with a record of success second to none. Clearly Tasmania’s loss will be Victoria’s gain," Sen. Abetz said.