Before entering Parliament, Bev was an elected Councillor of Corangamite Shire and a Federal political advisor. However, her favourite job was as stay-at-home mother to her three children while her husband served as a federal Member of Parliament.
Raising her children in Western Victoria, Bev was angered by what she saw as disregard shown to rural and regional communities by legislators and bureaucrats. This is what prompted her to run for Parliament.
The priorities Bev has for her community are expanding opportunity and securing infrastructure investment to foster growth and jobs. She wants to reduce the reach of government, removing laws and regulations that inhibit productive outcomes. Bev believes that communities in her area will flourish when people are free to be the truest expressions of themselves, without excessive government interference.
Bev's vision for Victoria’s future is that all individuals thrive regardless of geographic location, opportunity abounds, and effort is rewarded.
The areas of public policy that she is most passionate about are protecting agriculture against activist intervention, sustainable energy, practical environment management, non-discriminatory taxation, and outcome-focused services. Bev is also passionate about preserving of history, traditional values and language.
Shadow Assistant Minister for Government Scrutiny September 2021 - December 2022
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Roads and Road Safety since December 2022
Member, Public Accounts and Estimates Committee October 2021 - November 2022
Participating, Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee November 2019 - November 2022
Deputy Chair, Electoral Matters Committee July 2019 - November 2022
Member, Legislative Council Economy and Infrastructure Committee April 2019 - November 2022
Member, Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee December 2018 - May 2021
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Other members for this area
Each region is made up of 11 districts, which have one member each.
Alison Marchant | Bellarine | Australian Labor Party
Ella George | Lara | Australian Labor Party
Juliana Addison | Wendouree | Australian Labor Party
Roma Britnell | South-West Coast | Liberal Party
Emma Kealy | Lowan | The Nationals
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