2021 Western Australia Election Candidates

WA election, Saturday 13 March 2021

Our endorsed candidates are listed in order of their electorate.

Click on the name to select a candidate and use the link to donate to their campaign and to volunteer to help these women get elected.

Cassie Rowe for Belmont
Lisa O'Malley for Bicton
Jodie Hanns for Collie-Preston
Lisa Munday for Dawesville
Simone McGurk for Fremantle
Lara Dalton for Geraldton
Caitlin Collins for Hillarys
Emily Hamilton for Joondalup
Ali Kent for Kalgoorlie
Divina D'Anna for Kimberley
Jessica Stojkovski for Kingsley
Meredith Hammat for Mirrabooka
Barni Norton for Moore
Amber-Jade Sanderson for Morley
Dr Katrina Stratton for Nedlands
Jessica Shaw for Swan Hills
Hannah Beazley for Victoria Park
Ayor Chuot for North Metro in the Upper House
Alanna Clohesy for East Metro in the Upper House

Cassie Rowe for Belmont

Cassie Rowe is a local mum, who is heavily involved in the Belmont community.

Cassie, her husband Patrick and their two young daughters live in Kewdale.

As a local mum, Cassie is passionate about education and school funding, infrastructure projects, community groups, health services and training facilities to deliver jobs for the community of Belmont.

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Lisa O'Malley for Bicton

I’m Lisa O’Malley and I’m proud to be part of the McGowan Government that is committed to delivering for Bicton.  

I was elected on a platform of fighting for our local community and I’ve done that every day since.  As the first Member for Bicton, I’m focused on what really matters: jobs, health, education and our environment.  

I’ve lived in Palmyra with my husband for 25+ years now, and we share a home with our two kids, and our dog Archie.  I’m a local Mum, a family-business owner; and before politics, I was a P&C President, a Manager of the Palmyra Farmers Market, an aqua-aerobics instructor at Freo Leisure Centre and coordinated a community newsletter (because I know how important connected local communities are).  

My journey from P&C President to Parliamentarian has been driven by a simple belief: that people drive policy, and a belief that we can better our society one street at a time.   

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Jodie Hanns for Collie-Preston

My husband and I live locally with our two children.  As Deputy Principal at Collie Senior High School I’ve seen first hand how the South West has changed over the last decade.

I’m committed to continuing the hard work of my friend Mick Murray and championing the South West to ensure a strong future for our families.  

As part of Premier Mark McGowan’s team, I’ll work to deliver WA Labor’s plan for the South West to create more local jobs, deliver new infrastructure projects and provide quality health and education services for communities like Collie, Eaton, Capel, Dardanup, Donnybrook and Australind. 

Jodie is mentored by Katie Hall, Victorian State Member for Footscray.

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Lisa Munday for Dawesville


Hi, I’m Lisa Munday, your local Labor Candidate for Dawesville at the 2021 State Election.

I live here in Dawesville with my husband and two sons. I’ve been a paramedic for 20 years, and I am a registered psychologist. I know how important quality, affordable healthcare is for our community. 

I worked on the front line during the Coronavirus pandemic, and saw firsthand the strength of Western Australians to get through the crisis. I’m proud that under the leadership of Mark McGowan, WA has led the way in the fight against COVID-19.

I want to join Mark McGowan’s team to deliver for Dawesville and keep WA strong, invest in quality healthcare and put local jobs first.

Lisa is mentored by Ged Kearney, Federal Member for Cooper.

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 Simone McGurk for Fremantle

Simone McGurk

Simone is passionate about all things Fremantle, with a particular focus on the economic revitalisation of our city, better transport options and quality public education.

As a Minister in the McGowan Labor Government, Simone is working to build strong, resilient communities for children and families.



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Lara Dalton for Geraldton

Hi, I’m Lara Dalton, your local Labor Candidate for Geraldton at the 2021 State Election.

I’m a Geraldton local - I’ve lived here most of my life. I’ve worked in hospitality and tourism and I’ve run my own small business, so I know how important it is to invest in local jobs.

I am a lecturer at Geraldton Regional TAFE, and I was pleased to hear that the Mark McGowan Labor Government is slashing TAFE fees by up to 72% for local TAFE courses - making it more affordable. 

The Mark McGowan Labor Government has been delivering for our community, getting on with the redevelopment of Geraldton Hospital, building a new mental health facility, and freezing power bills for local families. I want to join Mark McGowan’s team to continue to deliver for Geraldton and keep WA strong, by investing in quality healthcare, creating local jobs and supporting local small businesses. 

Lara is mentored by Candy Broad, former Victorian MLC.

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Caitlin Collins for Hillarys 

Hi, I’m Caitlin Collins, your local Labor Candidate for Hillarys at the 2021 State Election.

I’m a local high school teacher and have taught English all over the world - so I know how important a good education is to kids in our community. I’m proud that the Mark McGowan Labor Government has upgraded our local schools and invested in STEM programs and science labs for local kids.

The coronavirus pandemic has been challenging, but all Western Australians should be proud of what we’ve achieved together. I know that under the strong leadership of the McGowan Labor Government, WA will continue to lead the way as we recover from these difficult times.  I’ll work alongside Mark McGowan on Labor’s plan to keep WA strong, put local jobs first and invest in quality education and skills for our kids.

Caitlin is mentored by Rose Jackson, NSW State MLC.

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Emily Hamilton for Joondalup

Meet Emily Hamilton MLA and you’ll find she’s an energetic champion for our community.

As a mum raising her kids in Joondalup, Emily understands what matters to locals like you living in the suburbs of Currambine, Heathridge, Edgewater, Connolly, Ocean Reef and Joondalup.

Driven by her family’s strong ties to small business, Emily is prioritising local WA Jobs and our local economy.  Emily also understands the need for quality health care close to home, with her mum being a spinal trained nurse.

Emily dedicated over ten years working in our northern suburbs for state Member’s of Parliament, prior to being elected in 2017 as our representative for Joondalup in the McGowan Labor Government.  Emily has a strong track record of delivering key State Government infrastructure and local projects for Joondalup.

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Ali Kent for Kalgoorlie

Hi, I’m Ali Kent, your local Labor Candidate for Kalgoorlie at the 2021 State Election.

I first moved to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 1994, and have long been an advocate for our region through my work on the Goldfields Development Commission, the Goldfields Transport Board and recently as a small business owner.  For most of my life, I have worked in education and I have seen firsthand how important a quality education is for our kids. I’m pleased that the Mark McGowan Labor Government has opened the new Jobs and Skills centre right here in Kalgoorlie, created additional teaching positions for our local schools and invested in STEM for local kids. 

The Mark McGowan Labor Government has a strong record delivering for our community, and that’s why I want to join Mark McGowan’s team to continue to deliver for the Goldfields.

Ali is mentored by Jess Shaw, WA Member for Swan Hills.

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Divina D'Anna for Kimberley

Divina D’Anna is a Yawuru, Nimanburr and Bardi woman, born and raised in Broome, and has lived in the Kimberley her whole life.

Her work has taken her across the region, and her family ties both in the East Kimberley and on the Peninsula hold her in good stead across the Kimberley. Nonetheless she’s a Broome Girl at heart.

She’s a mother of four and grandmother to four with one on the way. She has a vested interested in making sure the Kimberley is a place where future generations thrive.

Divina is mentored by Senator Malarndirri McCarthy

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Jessica Stojkovski for Kingsley

Jessica lives in Woodvale with her husband Siljan and their two kids. She grew up in Beldon and Joondalup where she attended Eddystone Primary School and Sacred Heart College.

As a mum with a young children at primary school, Jessica values the contribution education makes to our kid’s future. Jessica’s experience serving on the Greenwood College, Warwick Senior High School, St Luke’s Catholic Primary School, Creaney Primary School and Halidon Primary School boards has given  her a solid understanding of the pressures and demands on the education system in today’s changing world.

Jessica has a strong community background having been a former President of the Landsdale Residents Association before moving to Woodvale and the Conveynor and committee member of the Perth Rose of Tralee centre. With two young children it is no surprise that Jessica is involved in many community sporting organisations as a parent such as Woodvale Little Athletics and St Luke’s Netball Club.

As a former small business owner Jessica has a good understanding of the pressures and demands on small businesses in our local community. Jessica made it her mission to support small businesses and small business people in the Kingsley electorate all purchases for the electorate office and for donations to schools and community groups are purchased where possible from businesses or small business owners in the Kingsley electorate or the nearby Wangara Industrial area. Jessica also does weekly Sunday Small Business Shootouts that highlight and promote an individual small business or small business person in the Kingsley electorate.

When Jessica was first elected in 2017, many people told her that they felt that the Kingsley electorate was often forgotten, Jessica has been determined to ensure that the Kingsley Electorate gets their fair share. Jessica has been involved in a number of successes for the local community.

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Meredith Hammat for Mirrabooka

Hi, I’m Meredith Hammat, your local Labor Candidate for Mirrabooka at the 2021 State Election.

As the daughter of a sheep farmer and a nurse, I learned about hard work and the importance of community while growing up in Western Australia’s Great Southern region.

I've spent my career standing up for the rights of working Western Australians.  I've fought for secure jobs and fairness for Western Australian workers for over 25 years – at the Australian Services union and then as Secretary of UnionsWA.  I've fought for secure jobs, affordable training opportunities, and quality local schools and hospitals.

I live locally in Dianella with my husband Matthew and two sons.  

The McGowan Labor Government has a strong record delivering for our community, and that’s why I want to join Mark McGowan’s team to continue to deliver for Mirrabooka.

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Barni Norton for Moore

Hi, I’m Barni Norton, your local Labor Candidate for Moore which encompasses the northern wheatbelt area of WA. 

I am a local small business owner and have lived in Bindoon almost 20 years. Additionally, I am a volunteer for St John Ambulance and I use my skills and passion as a musician to organise community concerts.

My local community is important to me and that's why I have joined the Mark McGowan Team.

Mark McGowan has always stood up for WA and he has helped the State bounce back and get back on its feet.

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Amber-Jade Sanderson for Morley

My name is Amber-Jade Sanderson and I am your Labor candidate for the State Seat of Morley (which covers Morley, Noranda, Dianella and Nollamara).

I grew up around Morley, my parents bought their first house on Guildford road.  My father still lives there today and I live locally with my partner and two kids.

I am representing the people of Morley to deliver: Strong Economy & More Jobs. The McGowan Labor Government has provided stable leadership for our state and worked hard to fix the state finances.  Thousands of local jobs will be created with the Morley-Ellenbrook Rail Line.  Supporting Small Business. We raised the threshold for payroll tax exemption. This means that over 1,000 businesses will no longer have to contribute and an additional 11,000 have received a tax cut.  Better public transport. Mark McGowan and WA Labor is building METRONET, the Morley-Ellenbrook Rail line will create enormous economic opportunity for our community, not to mention better access public transport.  Improve education outcomes for kids.  Since being elected in 2017, every single state school in our community has received funding for improved facilities including science labs, playgrounds, undercover areas and administration blocks  Put patients first. WA Labor has delivered local Urgent Care Clinics to reduce wait-lists and relieve pressure on our emergency departments.

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Dr Katrina Stratton for Nedlands

Dr Stratton has lived in Nedlands for most of her life, attending Nedlands Primary School, Hollywood High School, and the University of Western Australia.
She continues to raise her children in Nedlands and her eldest will soon graduate from Shenton College in 2021.
She has significant experience in social work and business administration, having attained a Bachelor of Social Work, Doctor of Philosophy, and a Masters of Business Administration from UWA.
Currently a manager in a large, Western Australian not-for-profit organisation, she has an excellent understanding of balancing multiple needs and complex issues.
She is passionate about social justice and social change and has worked on important social issues such as grandparents raising grandchildren, young people leaving foster care, domestic violence and disadvantage.

Katrina is mentored by Cathy O'Toole, former federal member for Herbert

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Jessica Shaw for Swan Hills

Jessica Shaw is the Member for Swan Hills in the WA Legislative Assembly. She first moved to the electorate over 13 years ago and is the first local resident to represent our community in many years.

Prior to entering politics, Jess had a successful career in the private sector. She was a commercial executive in the energy industry, before being elected at the 2017 State Election. Jess’ family own local small businesses in the building trades - she understands what it takes to get our local economy working.

Jess is focused on delivering employment and commercial opportunities for local workers and small businesses in the construction trades, tourism industry, retail and services sectors.

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Hannah Beazley for Victoria Park

Hi, I’m Hannah Beazley, your local Labor Candidate for Victoria Park at the 2021 State Election.

I was born and raised here in Victoria Park. I learned to ride my bike down these neighbourhood streets, went to East Victoria Park Primary School and studied at Curtin University.

I’m the proud mum of two boys. One of them has extra needs. I know first-hand how difficult it is to provide the education and support our kids need and deserve.

That’s why I’m Labor’s candidate for Victoria Park. I want to represent our community in Parliament and be a strong voice for values like community, opportunity, job security, family safety, and accessible health and education for all.

The Mark McGowan Labor Government has a strong record delivering for our community, and that’s why I want to join Mark McGowan’s team to continue to deliver for Victoria Park.

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Ayor Chuot for North Metro in the Upper House

I am honoured to be the WA Labor candidate for the North Metropolitan Legislative Council Region at the upcoming State election on 13 March.  
A little bit about me. I was born in Ethiopia and raised in South Sudan and Kenya. I moved to Australia with my mum and siblings in 2005. As a child I lost my father to armed conflict in South Sudan and lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for many years before we were able to come to Australia to start a new life.
I've worked as an international model and an accountant, I established my own modelling agency, founded Face of South Sudan Beauty Pageant (Perth) in 2012 and Africa Fashion Week WA.  I want to be a voice for my community and other migrant communities in the WA Parliament. Since arriving in Western Australia as a 16 year old with a carry-on suitcase, I gained an education, started a successful business, and established a family. I want to ensure that other newly arrived Australians are given opportunity to succeed and thrive as I have.
I am passionate about supporting and mentoring young women and if elected I am committed to ensuring that our Party and Parliament are a place where young women like me are supported and encouraged.  I want to join Mark McGowan's team to continue my active involvement in the community and work to deliver WA Labor's plan to keep WA safe and strong.
Ayor is mentored by Janine Freeman, retiring WA Member for Mirrabooka

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Alanna Clohesy for East Metro in the Upper House

Alanna Clohesy has been a Member of the Legislative Council for the East Metropolitan Region, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier, Minister for Health and Mental Health.  
A valued member of the McGowan team, Alanna is seeking her third term to continue her work is social policy with a focus on mental health.  Investing in mental health programs and support will ensure all Western Australians have access to mental health services and the support that they need to stay safe and healthy.

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