About Kristie

Work and Family

In May 2021, Kristie Johnston was elected the first independent to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 25 years and has represented the people of Clark since. Previously she was elected as an Alderman in 2011, Mayor of Glenorchy in 2014, was re-elected as Mayor in January 2018.

Kristie is a qualified criminologist and lawyer and holds an Arts/Law degree majoring in Public Policy and a Post-Graduate Master degree in Criminology and Corrections.

Kristie is passionate about advocating for Clark, and for holding government to account and injecting integrity back into politics. She is known for calling out wrong-doing, standing up for her community, particularly those most vulnerable.

Kristie lives in Glenorchy with her partner, their children, and their dogs.

She also owns and operates the Maypole Hotel in New Town. She enjoys spending time with her family, and is a keen gardener in her spare time (when she has any!).

As a fiercely Independent Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly, Kristie is committed to being a voice for her local community and will always put people before politics.

Professional Qualifications

Kristie Johnston, a qualified criminologist and lawyer and was admitted to the bar in 2004 upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Legal Practice. Kristie Johnston has an Arts/Law degree with a major in Public Policy. Kristie also has a Post-Graduate Master Degree in Criminology and Corrections where she studied and researched transport and crime in the municipality of Glenorchy.