Heather Gow was a Liberal Party member who only ran for election to Parliament once: in 1981 in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Seven Hills. She had more luck at the local council level where she was elected to the Blacktown City Council from 1974-1977 and was Deputy Mayor from 1975-76.
Heather Gow was educated North Sydney Girls High School. She was the first woman elected Deputy Mayor of Blacktown Council, 1975-76.
She was a civil marriage celebrant and at the time of her campaign was a widow. In 1981, she had begun a communication course as an external student, but she had previously worked as a statistician and had spent 25 years in administration.
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