SA election, Saturday 19 March 2022
Our endorsed candidates are listed in order of their electorate.
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We will be adding to this list as candidates are announced and endorsed.
Lucy Hood for Adelaide
Nadia Clancy for Elder
Sarah Andrews for Gibson
Nat Cook for Hurtle Vale
Rhiannon Pearce for King
Susan Close for Port Adelaide
Katrine Hildyard for Reynell
Catherine Hutchesson for Waite
The streets that make the communities of the Adelaide electorate have given me everything. It’s where my husband Jarrad and I bought our first home, where I have worked all of my career and where we are raising our children.
My connection to our community began almost 20 years ago. It started with a bottle green door on Hutt Street. It’s a door to my past and why I value the things that I do.
The door led to an apartment – support accommodation – that my family moved into while my beautiful stepdad Patrick had cancer treatment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Despite the efforts of our amazing doctors and nurses, we lost our incredible dad and best friend, at aged 44. After we lost Patrick, we were struggling not just emotionally but financially. We went from a family who could pay their bills, to not being able to afford our school books.
I remember discovering we had been approved for the school card and I knew at that moment I could never take my education for granted. I became the first in my family to go to university, where I studied journalism. Twenty years later, when I drive down Hutt Street to drop my kids at childcare, I always look at that same bottle green door. It has become an anchor to me – a reminder of what I want to fight for.
It is these moments that have formed the values I live by today:
- Fighting for the health heroes that fought so hard for my family
- Demanding a great education for our kids
- Listening to the community and using their words and their voice to deliver positive change
We all know what we love about our community. But you and I both know it should be better and it will take one of us to be that voice in Parliament.
I want to be your voice fighting for our streets, our neighbourhoods and our community. Together, we can do better!
Lucy is being mentored by Mary-Anne Thomas, Minister for Agriculture, Member for Macedon, Victoria.
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"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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I grew up in Hove, going to school at Paringa Park Primary School, Brighton Primary School and Westminster School. After school I went on to study at Flinders University. I live in Daw Park with my husband, Tom, and our two children Lucy (21) and Sam (17).
I still love to play competitive sport with Westminister Old Scholars Soccer Club. For many, like me, grassroots sport is an important way of coming together and connecting with community.
I support and advocate for professionals, like medical scientists who work at SA Pathology. These are some of the people behind the scenes who have helped keep our community safe and relatively COVID free during the pandemic.
Sarah is being mentored by Kay Hallahan AO, Former MLC, WA.
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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 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.
Susan Close is the State Member for Port Adelaide and was elected on the 11th of February 2012.
Susan has lived on the LeFevre Peninsula for twenty years with Declan and their two children and is passionate about representing the people in her community.
Before entering Parliament, Susan was an executive in the SA Environment Department. She previously worked at the University of Adelaide running student services and holds a PhD from Flinders University.
Susan held several portfolios during the Weatherill Labor Government, including being Minister for Education and Minister for Innovation and Automotive Transformation.
She is the deputy leader of the ALP in South Australia and the shadow minister for both Environment and Water, Climate Change, and Industry and Higher Education.
Growing up in a single parent family, in the south western suburbs of Adelaide, Katrine deeply understands the value of being part of a community that is kind, connected and inclusive and of working with others to make a difference and ensure everyone is supported. She is driven by what she describes as her relentless passion for fairness and equality of opportunity for everyone, and always strives to empower and amplify people’s voices, particularly the voices of those who most need to be heard.
Katrine has fought to better the lives of South Australians for most of her working life. During her time as the SA/NT Secretary of the Australian Services Union, together with a number of other leaders, Katrine worked tirelessly to secure equal pay for 200,000 community workers. Katrine was recognised for these efforts through being awarded an Australia Day ‘Women Hold Up Half the Sky Award’ and being listed on the South Australian Women’s Honour Roll.
Katrine is also proud of having been the Chief Executive Officer of Together SA, of being a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Flinders University of South Australia and of being a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation programme.
Since 2014, Katrine has been the Member for Reynell, representing and relentlessly empowering the voices of people in the southern community. Katrine is the Shadow Minister for Women and the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Shadow Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing, Shadow Minister for Child Protection and Shadow Minister for Arts. In the Weatherill Labor Government, she served as Assistant Minister to the Premier, as Minister for Disabilities and Minister Assisting the Minister for Sport and Recreation.
Katrine lives in the south with her family where she is involved in many, many community activities. Spending time with family and friends, traversing the waves at her local beach, being on surf lifesaving patrol, participating in Parkrun, commentating local footy, singing/performing and seeing live music are amongst the many things Katrine loves to do.
Catherine is a local CFS volunteer, as well as being involved in the Soldiers Memorial Hall, Country Women’s Association and has campaigned locally for better internet speeds.
Catherine grew up in Glenalta and has lived in the area over forty years. She studied at Flinders University, Panorama TAFE and Regency Hotel School.
Hutchesson worked at various restaurants before moving into banking and finance and has since worked for the Finance Sector Union.
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