State Election 2017: Labor announces former City of Joondalup councillor Teresa Ritchie as candidate for Hillarys


Alannah MacTiernan with Hillarys Labor candidate Teresa Ritchie.
Alannah MacTiernan with Hillarys Labor candidate Teresa Ritchie.

FORMER City of Joondalup councillor Teresa Ritchie has been announced as Labor’s candidate for Hillarys in this year’s State election.

With experience in the public sector, business and local government, Ms Ritchie said she had a strong commitment to the community, seniors, families, sporting clubs and small businesses.

“It’s a great honour to stand for the seat of Hillarys and I am looking forward to the opportunity to represent the community,” she said.

“The people of Hillarys need a strong, united government that will broaden and diversify the economy, keeping jobs in WA for local people, while continuing to support the mining industry.”

Labor’s North Metropolitan Upper House candidate Alannah MacTiernan said Ms Ritchie’s skills in small business and managing resources would be invaluable as a community representative.

“As a Justice of the Peace and former City of Joondalup councillor, Teresa has a passion for helping people in the community and she will be working hard to win the support of the local community,” she said.

North Metropolitan MLC Peter Katsambanis is the Liberals’ candidate for the seat, while Hillarys MLA Rob Johnson, who resigned from the Liberal Party last year, is standing as an independent.