Marcelin Lisan

Marcelin Lisan (born 15 February 1960) is the mayor of Huahine, French Polynesia and was the representative of Huahine to the Territorial Assembly of French Polynesia from May 2004 to 4 May 2013. He was mayor of Huahine from 2001 to 2008, and was succeeded by Félix Faatau. He was again elected as mayor of Huahine in March 2014.[1]

Marcelin Lisan
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Mayor of Huahine
In office
March 2001 – 1 April 2008
Succeeded byFélix Faatau
Assumed office
March 2014
Preceded byFélix Faatau
Representative of Huahine to the Assembly of French Polynesia
In office
May 2004 – 4 May 2013
Succeeded byFélix Faatau
Personal details
Born (1960-02-15) 15 February 1960 (age 61)
Fare, French Polynesia
ChildrenMarc, Heiana, Michael

Early life and careerEdit

Lisan was born in Fare, Huahine. He did his primary schooling in Fare, then went to college at Collége La Mennais in Papeete. Instead of going with his parents to New Caledonia, he decided to return to his native island of Huahine to manage the family business (general and fuel power supply).

He managed to diversify the business by creating a car rental company and a bakery. His passion for big game fishing led him to founding the "Fare Nui Fishing Club," and has been its chairman since it was established.

Political careerEdit

He participated in the municipal elections in March 2001 and was elected as mayor of the commune of Huahine for the 2001-2008 mandate. In May 2004, he participated in the territorial elections and was elected to be the representative of Huahine to the Territorial Assembly of French Polynesia.

He was elected again to be the mayor of Huahine in March 2014.


  1. ^ "notre tavana". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-02-13.