- c. 1929
- 15 December 2004
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Councillor and Mayor
Joan Loew was a well known councillor for the Hurstville City Council (1974-1987). During her time with the council, Joan was appointed Deputy Mayor in 1977, 1978 and 1983, and then Mayor from 1984 to1987. She was however unsuccessful all three times she ran for parliament:
Liberal candidate, New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Rockdale, 1978.
Liberal candidate, New South Wales Senate, 1980.
Independent candidate, New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Hurstville, 1988.
Joan Loew was married to Fred Loew, with whom she had one son and four daughters.
Sources used to compile this entry: Decker, Dianne, Women in Australian Parliament and Local Government: An updated history 1975-1992, Australian Local Government Women's Association, Canberra, 1992; SMH Election summaries; Sydney Morning Herald, 18 December 2004, p.21.