- 4 February 1949
- Parliamentarian and Local government councillor
- Alternative Names
- Cushion, Elizabeth Jeanette (maiden name)
- Powell, Elizabeth Jeanette (also known as)
A member of the National Party, Jeanette Powell served as a local government councillor for the Shire of Shepparton from 1990-94 and as Shire president from 1993-4 before being elected to the Victorian State Parliament in 1996. She initially served in the Legislative Council representing the North-Eastern Province from 1996-2002. In November 2002 she was elected as the Member for Shepparton District in the Legislative Assembly. She was re-elected in November 2006 and again in November 2010. She held the ministerial portfolios of Local Government and Aboriginal Affairs in the Baillieu/Napthine Government. She retired from parliament at the November 2014 election.
Sources used to compile this entry: Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2002, 2020 pp; http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/re-member/details/147-powell-elizabeth-jean [accessed 2016-05-10].