Jo Hersey

Jo Hersey (born 9 March 1967) is an Australian politician. She is a member for electoral division of Katherine in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly.[1][2]

Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
Years Term Electoral division Party
2020present 14th Katherine Country Liberal

Jo Hersey

Member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
for Katherine
Assumed office
22 August 2020
Preceded bySandra Nelson
Personal details
Born (1967-03-09) 9 March 1967 (age 54)
North Adelaide, South Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyCountry Liberal Party
ResidenceKatherine, Northern Territory, Australia
OccupationHairdresser

Hersey was born in Adelaide, but moved to the Northern Territory when she was young. The family returned to Adelaide after a few years, but Hersey returned to Katherine after she married. Before being elected, she was a hairdresser, continuing a family tradition that stretched back 3 generations.[1]

In the 2020 Northern Territory general election Hersey won a close race in the seat of Katherine to be elected to Legislative Assembly for the Country Liberal Party.[3]