Virginia Judge is a successful local and state ALP politician and is the first woman to be elected for the seat of Strathfield (2003 New South Wales Legislative Assembly). She has been a Councillor with the Strathfield Municipal Council since 1995 and was Mayor from 2001-03.
Virginia Judge was born in Cooma, where her father worked as a surveyor on the Snowy Mountain Scheme. She was educated in Canberra, graduating with a B.Ed. With a double music major from the Canberra School of Music.
After graduation Virginia worked as a teacher in primary and secondary schools in Sydney and Canberra, and taught at the Evondale Special School in Croydon for students with intellectual disabilities. She also worked as an Australian volunteer abroad for the Overseas Service Bureau in Tonga and later in the Solomon Islands and Fiji.
Back in Sydney, Virginia worked in real estate, qualifying for her real estate licence. She was also studying Law part-time at Macquarie University prior to her election to the Legislative Assembly.
She is married and has three daughters.
Virginia Judge is the first woman to be elected for Strathfield.
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Australian Women's Register