I'm Magenta Marshall, your local Labor Member for Rockingham, elected at the Rockingham By-Election in July 2023 following the resignation of Mark McGowan.
I'm Rockingham born and raised, growing up in a single-parent family, living in Cooloongup. I love Rockingham and my community, I've lived here my whole life, purchasing my first home in Waikiki with my husband Jake, hoping to raise a family here one day.
I completed a Bachelor of Arts at Murdoch University, and as part of that, I spent time studying in Indonesia and volunteering my spare time teaching English at a school for underprivileged students.
Upon completing my degree, I worked for the Transport Workers Union where I learnt about the importance that trade unions play in delivering better workplace conditions across the industry. I then moved to working as an Electorate Officer for David Michael MLA - Member for Balcatta for four years, then working in WA Labor as a campaign organiser and the director of women's organising.
I understand the difference Labor Governments make to everyday people's lives. Like the train line that connects the people of Rockingham to Perth, providing more opportunities for study and work. Or the upgrades to local schools and hospitals, providing quality education, health, and jobs for the community.
I have a passion for sports and what it provides. Sport brings people together and is a central part of any thriving community. I proudly started the women's football team at the Baldivis Districts club and proud to have coached the disability-inclusive team at my local soccer club.
I'm a strong believer in equality and cares about access to quality education, housing affordability, protecting the local environment, investing in local schools and hospitals, and improving public transport.
As the Member for Rockingham, and a Waikiki local, I'm working hard to deliver for the community and build on Labor's proud legacy of providing and improving opportunities available to all.