Jodie Hanns

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Jodie Hanns

MLA
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Collie-Preston
Assumed office
13 March 2021
Preceded by Mick Murray
Personal details
Born (1972-04-09) 9 April 1972 (age 49)
Yarloop, Western Australia
Political party Labor
Website www.jodiehanns.com.au

Jodie Louise Hanns (born 9 April 1972) [1] is an Australian politician. She has been a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since the 2021 state election, representing Collie-Preston. [2]

Hanns was born in Yarloop and moved to Collie in 2005. She was deputy principal of Collie Senior High School prior to entering politics. She had previously been a Shire of Collie councillor, chief executive officer of the Collie Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and board member of the Coal Miners' Welfare Board of Western Australia, the Collie Early Education Centre and St Brigid's School. [3] [4]

She was elected to the Legislative Assembly at the 2021 election, successfully replacing long-time Labor MP Mick Murray in the usually marginal seat. Labor won the election in a landslide statewide, and the local Liberal campaign was hampered by a controversial proposal to close the Collie power station, resulting in Hanns winning with 73.4% of the two-party preferred vote. [5] [6] In her election campaign Hanns received mentoring from Victorian politician, Katie Hall, through EMILY's List Australia. [7]

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References

  1. "Ms Jodie Louise Hanns MLA". Parliament of Western Australia.
  2. "Collie-Preston - Western Australia Election 2021 Electorate, Candidates, Results | WA Votes - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". ABC News. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  3. "WA Labor announces Collie-Preston candidate as Mick Murray retires". Collie Mail. 18 February 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  4. "Coal Miners' Welfare Board of Western Australia Annual Report 2018" (PDF). Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  5. "Collie". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. "Collie Liberal candidate Jane Goff says Kirkup's plan to close coal power station 'undermined' her campaign". The West Australian. 28 February 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  7. "2021 Western Australia Election Candidates". EMILY's List Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Mick Murray
Member for Collie-Preston
2021–present
Incumbent