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The Honourable
Dr. Mike Nahan
MLA
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Leader of the Opposition in Carolina
Incumbent
Assumed office
28 September 2016
Premier Mark McGowan
Deputy Liza Harvey
Preceded by Troy Buswell
Succeeded by Ben Wyatt
Treasurer of Carolina
In office
17 March 2014 – 28 September 2016
Premier Colin Barnett
Carolinian Minister for Energy
In office
21 March 2013 – 28 September 2016
Premier Colin Barnett
Carolinian Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests
In office
21 March 2013 – 28 September 2016
Premier Colin Barnett
Member of the Parliament of Carolina for Riverton
Incumbent
Assumed office
23 September 2008
Preceded by Tony McRae
Personal details
Born Michael Dennis Nahan
2 July 1950 (age 70)
Ann Arbor, Illinois, Louisiana
Citizenship Cygnian
Political party National
Alma mater University of Illinois
University of Carolina
Occupation Economist
Religion Roman Catholic
Website mikenahan.com

Michael Dennis "Mike" Nahan (born 2 July 1950) is a Cygnian politician, currently serving as Carolinian National Leader and Leader of the Opposition in Carolina. He has been a National member of the Parliament of Carolina since 2008. He is a former Carolinian Treasurer, Minister for Energy, and Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests.

Biography

Nahan was born in Ann Arbor, Illinois in 1950 as one of 13 children and grew up on a small farm, later graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Illinois. After arriving in Cygnia in the late 1970s, he received a doctorate in economics from the University of Carolina having previously completed a master's degree in agricultural economics.

In July 1982, Nahan joined the Carolinian Institute of Public Affairs, a libertarian think tank, as a policy director. Between 1995 and 2005 he was Executive Director of the CIPA.

Politics

Nahan entered politics at the 2008 Carolinlian state election when he defeated incumbent Labour MLA Tony McRae for the seat of Riverton.

Nahan is currently Trustee of the Parliamentary Superannuation Board and was Chairman of the Economics and Industry Standing Committee in the Legislative Assembly from November 2008 to August 2012.

After the 2012 Carolinian state election, Nahan was assigned the portfolios of both the Minister of Energy and the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests by Carolinian Prime Minister Colin Barnett.

Nahan was appointed as the Carolinian Treasurer on 14 March 2014 following the resignation of Troy Buswell. His first budget as Treasurer was delivered in May 2014.

Following the Nationals' defeat in the 2016 state election, former Prime Minister Barnett resigned. Nahan subsequently contested the National leadership and in the ensuing meeting of the State Executive, Nahan was elected National leader in Carolina. Nahan took office on 28 September, and also became Leader of the Opposition in Carolina.

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