Adam Brooks is looking ahead to his future with the Liberal Party despite what he describes as a "personal campaign strategy" against him in the lead-up to the election.
On Sunday evening, Mr Brooks had won 6056 votes in his Braddon electorate, putting him behind only deputy premier Jeremy Rockliff with an unmatchable 18,452.
However, doubts remain over Mr Brooks' future with the party after allegations arose over fake dating profiles created by the former Parliamentarian- profiles Mr Brooks denies having any involvement in.
Mr Brooks said he plans to accept his seat in Parliament, should the election results stay in his favour.
"My focus is on representing the people of Braddon in whatever capacity I can."
In an article from the ABC, a woman alleged she was in a multi-month relationship with Mr Brooks - although she knew him as Terry, the Melbourne engineer. A fake drivers licence and selfie with Mr Brooks, with the woman's face blurred, added strength to the claim.
On Sunday, Mr Brooks maintained his denial of the allegations.
"There may be some out there that believe everything they see on the internet, but my position is very clear," Mr Brooks said.
"For me now, I'm focused on what the people of Braddon had said.
Mr Brooks was asked why he believed he was a target of what he described as a targeted attempt to interfere with his campaign.
He refused to comment.
"I've got nothing to say on it. I'm considering my options around that, all options."
Asked about the photo in question, Mr Brooks said he "didn't remember" it.
"I don't know where it [was taken] or who's in it," he said.
Currently, with Mr Brooks looks like winning a seat in Braddon, alongside incumbents Jeremy Rockliff and Felix Ellis.
Long-standing Liberal minister Roger Jaensch, who on Sunday had won 4728 primary votes, will likely lose his seat.
The standing Labor Braddon members Anita Dow and Shane Broad, winning 5494 and 5957 votes respectively, will retain their seats, quashing ambitious hopes of the Liberal Party to win four seats.
Mr Brooks said the vote wasn't over yet, but he was "focused on the people of Braddon".
"At the end of the day, the people have had their say. Irrespective of what comes up before the election, the only that matters is the election.
"Whether I get over the line or not, time will tell."
It's not the first time Mr Brooks has found himself in hot water over issues around truthfulness.
He was first elected to Parliament in 2010, going on to top the party's ticket in the 2014 state election with 16,073 votes.
In 2016, an Integrity Commission report detailed how he was not entirely truthful with [then] premier Will Hodgman on the true nature of his dealings with his private business, Maintenance System Solutions.
He resigned in February 2019, less than three months after the report's release, citing health reasons.
Earlier in the campaign, Mr Brooks was also told by police that he would be summonsed to appear in the Magistrates Court for charges related to the incorrect storage of ammunition, in contravention of the Firearms Act.
Mr Brooks said that summons is yet to appear.
"I doubt I ever will be," he said.
On Sunday afternoon, Bass Liberal member Michael Ferguson said, should Mr Brooks win his seat, he "would expect" him to go full term.
"It's up to the people of Braddon, and that's the appropriate way that elections are conducted in Tasmania and that's how it should be," Mr Ferguson said.
On Mr Jaensch potentially losing his seat he said the party "wasn't giving up".
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