Lucy Hood was recently elected as the Member for Adelaide after a two-year campaign of community engagement.
Before entering politics as a candidate, Lucy was the Director of Policy for SA Labor Leader and now Premier, Peter Malinauskas MP.
Prior to this, Lucy was raised in Naracoorte in the state’s south east and was the first in her family to go to university, moving to Adelaide to study Journalism. She later started her career at The Advertiser as a cadet journalist and went on to become Education Editor and Policy Desk Producer. Lucy and her husband Jarrad bought their first home in the CBD – an off-the-plan apartment in Sturt St. They are now raising their two young children, Audrey & Ned, in Prospect.
Lucy spent her childhood growing up in country SA, where community is in your DNA. Lucy believes that governments are elected to build stronger communities, and they do this by investing in community infrastructure that keeps people local, keeps people active and keeps people connected.