Jo Clay

HI, I'm JO,

I’m your Greens MLA for Ginninderra. I’m thrilled to run for re-election in the 2024 ACT Legislative Assembly election.

A lifelong Canberran, I live in Macquarie with my partner, daughter and two dogs. I went to Weetangera Primary School and Radford College, then graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Creative Arts. I’ve worked in government, the private sector, the law, business and the arts. I try to use my skills to help the environment.

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been seriously worried about climate change. I always assumed that by the time I was an adult, someone else would have fixed the problem. But it’s worse than ever. I set up and ran a recycling company and a climate change project to help. I volunteered for the climate movement and with Pedal Power. In 2020, I decided to run as your Greens candidate for Ginninderra to try to change the system, not the climate. 

I love Belconnen. I grew up here and I love watching my daughter grow up here in our thriving, culturally diverse community. But I’m worried that our public services haven’t kept up with our growing population. Ginninderra needs more investment in better footpaths, bike paths and crossings. We need more frequent buses now and a Light Rail line as soon as possible. We need a school in Belconnen Town Centre and better maintenance for our established schools and community sports facilities. We need more affordable housing. We need parks and playgrounds and genuine protection for our nature spaces. We need a healthy environment.

Since 2020 I’ve been advocating for these issues and more. My Greens colleagues and I have shown that pressure works. But we still have so much more to do. As your Greens candidate for Ginninderra in 2024, I will continue to speak up for our community. Join me and our movement as we fight to keep Ginninderra Green in 2024.