Maree Edwards was elected Member for Bendigo West in November 2010.

Serving as an Electorate Officer to the former Member for Bendigo West, Bob Cameron, allowed Maree to get to know the Bendigo West community. This was complemented by her work with the Young Mother’s Association (the precursor to the Australian Breastfeeding Association), fundraising, volunteering, being a “Connector” for those with Cancer and a mental health project for men.

In between all her commitments, she has raised 4 kids and was a carer for her husband who died from cancer – juggling the caring roles we’re seeing more within our community. Maree is a strong believer in being a strong role model for her daughters and other young women.


Education:

Maryborough East State School 1973-78.
HSC Maryborough HS 1979.
BA (Hons) 2000 (Latrobe University, Bendigo).
Masters of Professional Communications (Pending) (Deakin University).

Previous Occupation:

 Electorate Officer 1999-2010

Interests:

 Current affairs, reading, music

Parliamentary History:

 Elected 27th November 2010