Gippslanders need a stronger voice representing them in Canberra, according to the region’s Labor candidate for the next federal election.
Latrobe Valley resident and community advocate Carolyne Boothman (pictured) has announced she will run as Labor’s candidate for Gippsland, describing a need for change. She said a commitment to the Labor Party’s values, along with the desire to improve health, education and jobs in the region, prompted her to run.
“I will be a very strong voice because of my grassroots experience of working in the community and in schools for more than 25 years,” Ms Boothman said.
“I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to speak with people across Gippsland.”
Ms Boothman is chair of the Morwell and District Community Recovery Committee and board member of GippSport and Latrobe Community Health Service.
She said she would continue with these roles while working full-time as a teacher. The federal election is scheduled for this year.