Dennis Lister III, JP, MP
Dennis Lister III, was born to Dennis and Miranda Lister. He is the eldest of 3 sons. Born in 1985, into a very politically minded family, he follows in the footsteps of his father, uncle and great uncle, who have all served the PLP and Bermuda. Politics has been instilled in him from a very young age and the importance of serving not only your immediate community but the island as a whole. He strongly believes that in serving others you not only improve yourself but you make those around you better. Having had an interest in politics from young, he joined The Bermuda Youth Parliament, were he shone as an outstanding debater and politician. After finishing Youth Parliament as a student he returned to assist as a junior counselor and to share some of his knowledge with the younger parliamentarians. Dennis continued his personal growth by serving in the Bermuda Regiment. Upon completing his 3 years and 2 month he continues to use the important like skills today. He is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and firmly believes in putting God first in everything and having a strong relationship with Him. He attributes his relationship with God to getting him to where he is in life today. Philippians 4:13 " I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. Dennis attended Bermuda Institute from kindergarten to grade 12, where education and religion taught him that hard work, perseverance and humility will take you a long way in life. After completing high school, he attended Oakwood College in Huntsville Alabama where he studied business management and international studies. He is currently employed at Butterfield Bank, where he has worked with various departments and has acquired a valuable wealth of knowledge of banking and finance. At Butterfield he is the chairman of the Sports Committee, which organizes and coordinate sporting events at the bank. Dennis' first steps into civic duty saw him serve on the Bermuda Road Safety council, from 2010-2016, were he gained valuable knowledge of how government boards operate. He also served on the inaugural Youth Tourism Board, during it short lived term. He credits his time on the Youth tourism board for giving him a greater appreciation of his island home and how blesses we are to live on this gem. He is an avid sports man and as such is a member of the Somerset Cricket Club and player for the Somerset Trojans. He has won numerous awards, most notably the Premier Division title on 2015, the first for the club in 23 Year. On July 18, 2017, Dennis was elected to the House of Parliament in Bermuda as first time candidate. He made history, as he and his father both won their seats, to become the first father and son duo to sit in the House of Parliament. Dennis has always believed in his personal motto " the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Every challenge that you are faced with in life, can only be overcome by taking the first step to meet it.