Jessica O’Donnell, Labor’s candidate for Monash, has lived in the Gippsland region her entire life. Born at the Moe hospital when it was still operating, and now resides with her husband and children in Drouin. Jessica is extraordinarily proud to be a Gippslander and loves being a part of the community in Monash.
Jessica is a proud and busy Mum, a Hairdresser by trade, a Local Government Councillor at the Baw Baw Shire Council and is currently finishing a degree in Arts/Law at Deakin University.
As a strong community advocate, Jessica has been fighting at a local level for young people to have the opportunity for their voices to be heard. Jessica advocates for young people for fairer pay and penalty rates, a fair and funded TAFE system and a university system without excessive fees. She believes everyone should have the opportunity to purchase their own home. At every opportunity, Jessica pursues avenues to advocate for inclusion for all, gender equality, and the prevention of violence against woman.
Jessica’s community volunteer capacity extends to many local committees and community theatre companies across Monash.
Jessica is always looking for opportunities to develop her commitment to fairness and equality for all. She believes that by getting involved she can be the change that she wants to see!