Why I’d like to represent you in Boothby
To be a strong voice for you, your family and our community in Canberra
I grew up on a farm in between Kingston SE and Cape Jaffa with my Mum & Dad, two brothers and sister.
I now live in Mitcham, which is an area close to my heart. My Great-Grandparents settled in Lower Mitcham in 1920 after my Great-Grandfather’s return from WWI. My Great-Grandmother and Grandmother both taught at Colonel Light Gardens primary school.
I aim to continue my family tradition of public service for the people of Boothby and our nation.
I will be a strong voice for our community thanks to the skills I gained at Flinders University where I started studying in 1996, when I was 17. Flinders University Professors like Dean Jaensch inspired my interest in politics, policy-making and standing up for what you believe in.
I built on the skills I gained in my Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts working at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Canberra, providing policy advice to Liberal Leaders Brendan Nelson and Malcolm Turnbull and most recently as a columnist for The Advertiser and The Age.
I am passionate about all things Australian from literature, art and film, to music, netball and football. When I have time, I enjoy cooking, running and supporting the Adelaide Crows and Sturt Football Club.
Locally, I am a member of the Blackwood Rotary Club, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Friends of the Australian War Memorial, the Australian Red Cross and am a blood donor.
I believe my rich life experience will make me a strong voice and advocate for you, your family and our community in Canberra.
The federal electorate of Boothby is named after William Boothby, the Returning Officer for the first election of the House of Representatives in 1901.
The electorate stretches from Hawthorn in the north, to Happy Valley in the south and Blackwood in the hills to Brighton on the coast.