Greens Leader and Member for Bass Kim Booth MP today announced local lawyer and small business operator Vanessa Bleyer as the Party’s endorsed candidate for the Legislative Council seat of Windermere.
"On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens I am extremely proud to be announcing today our candidate for the Windermere, Vanessa Bleyer, who will set a strong challenge to sitting Member Mr Dean,” Mr Booth said.
“Ms Bleyer will inject a fresh passion, drive and focus into the Upper House, which has for far too long been treated as a retirement home for the old boys network.”
"Ms Bleyer will be a staunch advocate for new work and jobs across a range of sectors including, agriculture, tourism, education, recreation, health and aged care all which are the future for Windermere."
“As an employer and small business owner Ms Bleyer understands the need for a diversified jobs rich economy, underpinned by a clean green and safe environment."
"Vanessa Bleyer understands the importance of the law and legislation to protect the health and safety of our community and has tirelessly volunteered her legal expertise, standing up for Tasmania, notably against the toxic Tamar Valley pulp mill.”
“In her legal profession, Ms Bleyer has on the ground experience working on issues across local, state and federal government.”
"As a young professional woman, a practicing lawyer and barrister, and an employer, Ms Bleyer’s capacity and commitment to represent the seat of Windermere speaks for itself.”
"Vanessa Bleyer sat on the board of Environment Tasmania, is Secretary of the Beaconsfield Cricket Club, a Member of the Greens Beach Advisory Committee to the West Tamar Council, and a Member of Land Care.”
"Vanessa Bleyer represents the future of Tasmania and with her enthusiasm and drive is the perfect person to vote in as the new member for Windermere," Mr Booth said.