I was born in North East Victoria and have lived here much of my life. I raised my children in our community and know that there can be tough times raising a family in rural Victoria. My experience as a single mum, fighting to improve services for single parents, is what got me into politics.
I am a hard worker with a proven record. Whether as a nurse, a community health worker, a small business owner or as a local mayor, I have always stood up for our communities.