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Georgina Downer has the local knowledge, skills and experience to deliver for Mayo.
Georgina is passionate about representing the community where she grew up and being a strong voice for the Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island. Georgina is listening to local residents, families, small businesses and community groups about what matters most to them.
Like many young South Australians, Georgina moved interstate and overseas for job opportunities. She gained valuable experience, with degrees in Law and Commerce and a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics.
Georgina worked as a solicitor and consultant, was a diplomat with the Australian Embassy in Tokyo and was a Director of Asialink, focusing on Australia-Asia engagement. With this experience, she has come back home to Mayo and wants to give back to her community.
Georgina is keen to draw on her experience to deliver locally – to make regional roads safer, improve access to quality health and aged-care services, fix mobile black spots and boost our export growth, tourism and local jobs.
Mayo needs a strong Liberal voice in Government. If elected, Georgina will work tirelessly to deliver for Mayo as a member of the Turnbull Government.
Mayo is named after Helen Mayo 1878–1967, co-founder of the Mothers' and Babies' Health Association in and first woman elected to a University Council of Australia.
Mayo covers an area of approximately 9 315 sq km from Springton in the North to Goolwa in the South. It includes the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island. The country towns include Birdwood, Bridgewater, Crafers, Echunga, Gumeracha, Hahndorf, Langhorne Creek, Lobethal, Macclesfield, Mount Barker, Myponga, Oakbank, Stirling, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Woodside and Yankalilla.
The Mayo electorate is renowned for its tourist attractions, dairying, beef, sheep, apples, pears, cherries, smallgoods, Kanmantoo copper mines, Jupiter Creek goldfields, forestry, natural spring water, wine, cereals and the army barracks at Woodside.