I have committed my life to making a difference and improving the lives of those around me.
Growing up with both parents in the workforce, my Mum a cleaner, my Dad a tradie painter, I have always understood the value of work, the importance of a fair day’s pay, and why we all must do something to make people’s lives better.
After 20 years of service, through the union movement, politics and community organisations, I chose to step out of the public eye and return to my two great loves – my family and Tasmania.
During this time I worked in the not for profit sector with the Beacon Foundation working with young people to give them the best chance to reach their full potential.
But after seeing too many people in my community doing it tough, with no-one to stand up for them, I am ready to return and be the representative Franklin deserves.