Suzanna Sheed is the Independent State Member of Parliament for the Shepparton District, elected after a short but hugely successful campaign last year.
Suzanna was raised on a farm at Jerilderie, one of five siblings.
She attended boarding school in Melbourne and went on to study law at Melbourne University.
She has raised two children in Shepparton and practised law in the town for more than 30 years.
An active member of the community Suzanna decided to run for State Parliament after becoming increasingly frustrated with the major parties and their lack of investment in the region.
The campaign slogan Stand Up, It’s Our Turn resonated strongly with voters and caused the upset of the state election, turning the once safe seat into a marginal one.
Suzanna is now working hard on her major policy platforms including securing investment in transport infrastructure (rail and road), improving access to quality health and education facilities and addressing the high level of youth unemployment.