Biography

Claire Chandler holds the second position on the Tasmanian Liberals’ Senate ticket. She is running for the Senate because she is a passionate Tasmanian who wants to see the best opportunities for her state to secure our future. At 28 years of age, she hopes to reach out to the next generation of voters at this upcoming federal election.

Claire has lived and worked in Tasmania all her life. She grew up in the Huon Valley, went to school at Huonville Primary and St Michael’s Collegiate School in Hobart. She has an Arts/Law degree from the University of Hobart. She works as a Manager of the Hobart practice of Deloitte Australia.

As a proud Tasmanian, Claire wants our state to continue to grow economically so that our community can reap the benefits - be that through higher employment, lower cost of living, or more opportunities for young people to remain in our state rather than move to the mainland. Claire believes the key drivers to achieve this are ensuring Tasmanians have the best possible access to education and training, maintaining infrastructure investment so our regional areas are not left behind, and looking for ways to make it easier for local businesses to get ahead.

Claire is the former Federal President of the Young Liberals. In 2017, she led a Liberal Party review into female engagement.

Claire currently lives in Blackmans Bay with her husband, Chris Edwards.

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Sep 04

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Sep 04

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Sep 03

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Sep 03