Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Bronwyn's Balancing Act Is Labor of Love

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Bronwyn's Balancing Act Is Labor of Love

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Pamela Frost

pamela.frost@dailymercury.com.au

FROM waitress to restaurant owner to electoral officer to candidate for Dawson, mother of three Bronwyn Taha has had a lot on her plate.

On the campaign trail as Dawson's Labor candidate, she is juggling her role in politics while being a mum.

"I know it was going to be tough at the beginning and now I'm experiencing how tough it is to be away from them," she said. "Even my two younger children (Aiden, 12, and Sasha, 11) have said 'no, you have to do this Mum'."

There was no hiding her excitement knowing her eldest son, 19-year-old Taylor, is of voting age.

"I'll be making sure he helps me out on one of the booths," she smiled.

Ms Taha's move into politics started when she got a job as electoral officer for former State Member for Whitsunday Jan Jarrett -- a position Ms Taha held for six years.

"I always used to say to Jan, 'I don't know how you do this and I don't know how I'd ever go down your path'. …

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