Timeline of Tasmanian premier's career

TIMELINE OF TASMANIAN PREMIER WILL HODGMAN'S POLITICAL CAREER:

* 2002 - Elected to parliament in the southern seat of Franklin

* 2006 - Unanimously voted as the leader of the Liberal party in state opposition

* 2010 - Contested his first election as party leader, with Labor forming a minority government with support of the Greens

* 2014 - Led the Liberals to victory in the April poll, with the party winning 15 of 25 lower house seats

* 2018 - Re-elected as premier, becoming just the second Liberal in the state's history to win a second consecutive term

* 2020 - Announces shock resignation to spend more time with family