Latrobe Valley resident and community advocate, Carolyne Boothman, has announced she will run as Labor’s candidate for Gippsland.
According to Ms Boothman, there is need for change in the region that can be brought about by a stronger voice who will represent Gippslanders in Canberra.
Carolyne Boothman said her desire to run was influenced by her commitment to Labor Party Values, along with a desire to improve health, education and jobs in the region.
“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 looking forward to the opportunity to speak with people across Gippsland.”
Currently, Ms Boothman is chair of the Morwell and District Community Recovery Committee and board member of GippSport and the Latrobe Regional Hospital Foundation.
She said she would continue with these roles while working full-time as a teacher.
The federal election is scheduled for this year.
Carolyne Boothman will be running against current MP of Gippsland Darren Chester.