Suzanna Sheed is the Independent State Member of Parliament for the Shepparton District – first elected after a short but successful grass roots campaign in 2014, and re-elected for a second term, with an increased majority of the vote, in 2018.
Suzanna was raised on a farm at Jerilderie in NSW, one of five siblings, and attended boarding school in Melbourne before going on to study law at the University of Melbourne.
She has practised law for nearly 30 years in the town where she lives with her husband, local paediatrician Dr Peter Eastaugh, and their two beautiful Golden Retrievers, Quincey and Rosie. Between them they have six children and 14 grandchildren.
An active member of the community, Suzanna decided to run for the Victorian Parliament after becoming increasingly frustrated with the major parties and their lack of investment in the region.
The campaign slogan, Stand Up, It’s Our Turn, resonated strongly with voters and caused the upset of the election, turning the once safe National Party seat into a marginal one.