Mat O'Brien


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Candidate for Barker

Mat O’Brien, Labor’s candidate for Barker was born and raised in Elizabeth.

The son of a life-long Holden worker, Mat knows first-hand the importance of a sustainable manufacturing industry to South Australian families.

Mat lives and works in Murray Bridge as an elected member of the Rural City of Murray Bridge Council. 

Prior to running for council, Mat spent his teenage years working in retail and out at Roxby Downs before signing up as a young Correctional Officer at Mobilong. 

Mat is an active member of the Public Service Association and volunteered as the worksite representative on behalf of his work mates.

In his spare time, Mat spends time with his high-school sweetheart and wife Kelly, and their four children.