Ann Macken was well known at the time of her campaigns for the Democratic Labor Party but her involvement in politics was short lived. She contested only two elections: New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Manly in 1968
and Mosman in 1971. In her campaign for the seat of Mosman, Ann Macken was most vocally concerned with the problems facing women and their lack of representation in the parliamentary sphere. At the time, she was well known for her part in television debates on issues affecting women and her involvement in local school affairs. She was married to James Macken,, and had six children at home.
Sources used to compile this entry: Mosman Daily 11 February 1971; Ephemera on NSW State and local elections, Box 3, Mitchell Library collection, State Library of NSW, Sydney.