Brooke Vitnell is the Liberal candidate for Paterson.Brooke is a born and raised local who is proud to call Port Stephens home.Brooke’s family has lived in the Hunter for generations. Her grandfather, Allan, owned a local timber mill and her grandfather, Robert, was a boilermaker at BHP.Brooke went to a local school and completed her law degree at University of Newcastle. She knows the importance of good local schools to give children in our region the best start in life.In her experience as a local solicitor and advocate working in her family-owned business, Brooke has supported families and small businesses across our community. Brooke understands the importance of a strong local economy to create jobs and reduce cost of living pressures. Brooke has a track record of standing up for our community and getting things done. She is an active volunteer with local charities, including youth mental health service COPSY, the Community Drug Action Team, Medowie Lions, Medowie-Williamtown Rotary and Port Stephens Women in Business. With the passion and experience to stand up for Paterson, Brooke will work hard to make our community become an even better place to live, raise a family or run a business.