MEMBER for MacKillop Mitch Williams is set to become the most experienced Liberal member in SA parliament's house of assembly.
Now in his 18th year in the seat after his election as an independent liberal in 1997 Mr Williams, 60, will become his party's most experienced lower house member when former opposition leader Iain Evans fulfils his retirement plans in the near future.
Mr Williams has had a variety of roles on the Liberal front bench over the years, including numerous shadow ministerial roles.
He was the deputy leader of the opposition from 2010-2012 under Isobel Redmond before Martin Hamilton-Smith and Steven Marshall declared a leadership spill. Mrs Redmond remained as leader but Mr Williams was replaced by Mr Marshall - who assumed leadership of the party when Mrs Redmond resigned in 2013.
Mr Williams now sits on the back bench after failing to win any positions in Mr Marshall's recent shadow ministerial roles announcement.