Community focus a Shaw thing
JESSICA Shaw says she is a “triple shot” kind of girl when it comes to her taste in coffee, so no surprise that she’s a regular face on the cafe scene.
The 39-year-old Member for Swan Hills jokingly said before she’s had her first coffee of the day, it’s not even worth trying to talk to her.
In conversation, the political newcomer presents an unwavering resolve and sincerity in her determination to represent the best interests of the communities in her electorate and to strengthen further the existing bonds.
She is proud of her working class heritage as the daughter of a bricklayer who escaped a life of domestic violence and from the age of 14 supported his mother as a hod carrier.
Her parents lived in a council house in outer London and in the late ’80s ventured to Australia for a better life after they became disenchanted with Margaret Thatcher’s Britain.
The young Jessica was just 10 years old when the family set up home in Douglas Park, an outer suburb in Sydney, before they discovered the Perth Hills in 2006 and bought a block in Chidlow.
She attributes her success to her parents who did not have the opportunities they sought for Jessica and her brother Jordan, who lives in Chidlow and works as a carpenter.
“Everything I’ve achieved is because of what my parents did for me,” she said.
“I’m here to make a difference and help strengthen communities.”
The animal-loving politician lives in Mt Helena near her family with two schnauzers, two cats, a horse and a family of bandicoots on her property. the vistas that make our suburbs unique. We are counting down to #SnapPerth Day on November 22, which is a day all about celebrating and sharing what we love about the city we live in. So remember – once you snap, you have to hashtag and share. Snap the photo Hashtag #SnapPerth Share on Instagram or Twitter @vicki_white_ Jessica Shaw at the park with her mother Tracy, brother Jordan and his daughter Madeleine (9). @pwcostello @ijustloveaustralia
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