Shepparton businesswoman and long-time community advocate, Cheryl Hammer has been selected to contest the seat of Shepparton for the Liberal Party at November’s state election.
The mother of three will be the first Liberal candidate to contest Shepparton since 2006.
“I am very excited about the prospect of representing the people of Shepparton and believe my background in the media and strong communication skills will enable me to be a strong advocate in and out of Parliament.”
Cheryl owns The Churches, a successful local accommodation business. She also currently works as Executive Officer for philanthropic organisation, The Sir Andrew and Lady Fairley Foundation, after heading up not-for-profit charity organisation, The Community Fund Goulburn Valley for three years.
"I grew up here and I want to deliver for the community. Our region needs a strong voice and I want to be that strong voice in a Matthew Guy-led Liberal Government.”
Cheryl is also a partner in a farming business with husband, Rhys Sutherland, at Cosgrove at the foot of the Dookie hills.