2022 South Australian Election

SA election, Saturday 19 March 2022

Our endorsed candidates are listed in order of their electorate.

Help these women get elected. Select a name to read about the candidate and use the link to donate to their campaign or to volunteer.

We will be adding to this list as candidates are announced and endorsed.


Nadia Clancy for Elder
Nat Cook for Hurtle Vale
Rhiannon Pearce for King
Katrine Hildyard Member for Reynell

Nadia Clancy for Elder


"Family, community service and helping others – are a huge part of who I am. My parents have been a huge influence on my life, they balanced raising their family, work and serving the community"

After finishing her studies, Nadia knew she wanted to work in a role that helped others. She has worked for Headspace, the national youth mental health foundation, and the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Nadia was a producer for the ABC in the Riverland and has provided policy advice to state and federal Governments.

She is proud to have played a role in achieving a long term solution for the Springbank intersection and securing a funding commitment for the redevelopment of the Mitchell Park Sports & Community Complex.

Nadia wants to serve the community as a strong representative in State Parliament to ensure:

▶ Our children have the best education to prepare them for the future

▶ More secure, well paid jobs are created for locals

▶ Better health services are provided so people are treated faster- she know we can make our streets, neighbourhoods and communities better.

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Nat Cook for Hurtle Vale

Nat Cook

Nat Cook is the Member for Hurtle Vale and Shadow Minister for Human Services in the South Australian Parliament.

She and husband Neil have lived in the same home in Woodcroft for close to 30 years and she is a lifetime local of the southern suburbs.

After losing their son Sam to a violent and unprovoked one-punch assault in 2008, Nat and Neil formed the Sammy D Foundation to educate youth about the consequences of violence. They hope that no other family would go through what theirs has.

Prior to being elected to the South Australian Parliament in 2014, Nat worked for nearly 30 years as a Registered Nurse, including as an After-Hours Hospital Coordinator, Retrieval, Intensive-Care Nurse and more.

Nat is honoured to hold the title of Associate Professor with the School of Nursing and Midwifery University of South Australia.

Nat is an active member of the local community and a dedicated Mum.

As Shadow Minister for Human Services Nat is committed to contributing to public policy that in particular strengthens the community and supports vulnerable South Australians with advocacy in key areas including Disability, Housing and Homelessness.

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Rhiannon Pearce for King

Rhiannon Pearce

Rhiannon is a proud progressive woman who:

▶ supported the decriminalisation of abortion in South Australia (FINALLY achieved this year)

▶ campaigned for Catherine House which provides services to homeless women

▶ pushed to get free sanitary products in our schools

▶ supports VAD, and

▶ supports the decriminalisation of sex work.

It's not simply enough to have more women in Parliament, we must stand up and fight for causes important to women. That's why I'm a proud supporter of Emily's List and I'd be proud to have your support. 



Katrine Hildyard for Reynell

Katrine Hildyard

Katrine Hildyard is the member for Reynell and Shadow Minister for Sport, Recreation & Racing, the Status of Women & Domestic & Family Violence Prevention, Child Protection, and Arts in the South Australian Parliament.

Growing up in a single parent family, in the south western suburbs of Adelaide, Katrine understands the values of being part of a caring community and supporting and working with others to make a difference. She is passionate about achieving fairness and opportunity for everyone and believes that sustainable communities are strong, fair and inclusive.

Katrine has fought to better the lives of South Australians for most of her working life. During her time as Secretary of the Australian Services Union, for South Australia and the Northern Territory, Katrine engaged with employers and workers in a range of industries including community services, local government, energy, finance, airlines, information technology and the legal industry to strive for equity and a fair go in the workplace and for strong and sustainable industries for the future.

In particular, Katrine is proud to have collaboratively led ground-breaking work to strengthen the community sector and to achieve equal pay for 200,000 community workers around Australia and funding for it. Katrine is also proud of having been the Chief Executive Officer of Together SA – a community organisation that seeks to engage the community and all stakeholders to collectively achieve solutions to complex social issues the community wants to resolve.

Community engagement for Katrine includes being a member of the Christies Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and the Morphett Vale and Districts RSL, volunteering at, Fred’s Van at Christie Downs, Meals on Wheels, and the YWCA. She is also a Director of the Southern Football League, an Ambassador for Welcome to Australia and the Patron of “Surf Sisters” with Surf lifesaving SA. Katrine is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Flinders University of South Australia and a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation programme.

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EMILY is an acronym which stands for Early Money Is Like Yeast – it makes the dough rise. Donating to progressive Labor women candidates early in their election campaigns provides them with the foundation on which to build their success. The Early Money Fund is distributed by National Committee to endorsed candidates.