Candidate for Churchlands
Joanna Gurak is The Greens (WA) Candidate for Churchlands in the 2017 WA election.
An active member of the Churchlands community since moving from her small rural town in 2011, Joanna expresses a profound appreciation for the outspoken and compassionate culture Churchlands has to offers and will take that momentum to the upcoming 2017 Western Australian State election.
Joanna has taken a strong stance toward protecting the voter’s voice, as well as preserving Western Australia’s vast biodiversity that she grew up navigating along the South-west Darling scarp.
Motivated to commence a career in healthcare driven by the vast inequities in Indigenous and mental health in her rural community, Joanna moved to politics after seeing unfavorable changes to essential public community services in healthcare and education.
Much of Joanna’s appreciation for strong public education originated from watching her family arise from certain social disadvantages, something which she ascribes to the education opportunities afforded to her mother as a Polish immigrant in the late 80’s. Joanna strongly believes that education is critical to breaking the poverty cycle.
Joanna will work closely with the Churchlands community to ensure their voice is heard loud and clear leading up to the State election to address local issues.
“The Greens are the only party that takes a compassionate and evidence-based approach to politics. A Greens vote will protect the vast needs of our diverse Western Australian population, defend our social safety net and take serious action on climate change. It’s time to send a strong message to whoever forms Government in March that they are accountable to wider community. It’s time for real, sustainable change.”