Fiona Phillips, Labor’s candidate for Gilmore, is a mum of four, a former TAFE teacher and has been married to her husband, a small business owner, for 21 years.
Born at Nowra and raised on a dairy farm at Terara/Worrigee, Fiona has lived in the Gilmore electorate for over 40 years, with family dairy farming origins in the Gilmore electorate dating back to 1856 at Broughton Vale and also Jaspers Brush near Berry. Fiona now lives at Callala and raises her four teenage children with her husband.
Fiona has a Bachelor in Economics and a Master’s in Business, and has over 20 years employment experience in a range of areas including retail, defence & TAFE teaching.
Fiona first got involved in politics in 2009, by leading the difficult but successful six year community campaign to save Nowra's community pool. In October 2015, the new Nowra Aquatic Park was opened for the first time - rebuilt as part of a revitalised riverfront for our community.
Fiona was Labor's Candidate for Gilmore in the 2016 Federal Election where she gained a two party preferred 3.1% swing to Labor, coming within 752 votes of winning, and making Gilmore the most marginal federal electoral division in New South Wales. Fiona continues to campaign hard for the people of Gilmore.