- Occupational therapist
Karen Pender was the Christian Democrat Party candidate in the 2003 elections for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Granville. She had lived in the electorate for 13 years at the time of her campaign. She was married and had 5 school-age children.
She trained as an occupational therapist and worked in various roles in different areas of Health, but her specialty was occupational rehabilitation. She is an accredited Work Cover Rehabilitation Provider.
Sources used to compile this entry: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/33991/20030321/www.christiandem.com.au (accessed 5 June 2005).