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MacLaren, Lynn Ellen (1962 - )

24 March 1962
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America


Lynn MacLaren was elected to the Legislative Council of the Thirty-sixth Parliament for South Metropolitan Region as the member for the Greens on 15 February 2005 to fill casual vacancy to 22 May 2005 upon resignation of Hon James (Jim) Alan Scott. She was defeated 26 February 2005 (term concluded 21 May 2005).


Lynn arrived in Western Australia in 1982 from California, after being a Rotary Youth Exchange student in 1979 in Albany. From 2005 to 2008 Lynn worked as a Senior Policy Officer with the Western Australian Council of Social Service where she specialised in policy areas of poverty, housing and sector viability. She also worked as a consultant in strategic planning and capacity building for community organisations. Lynn MacLaren MLC joined the Western Australia Parliament on 22 May 2009. As a Greens WA elected Member of the Legislative Council she represents people in the South Metropolitan Region which stretches south of the Swan River from Victoria Park to Singleton.

Sources used to compile this entry: Lynn MacLaren: Website,; Lynn MacLaren's page on the Parliament of Western Australia website is at:,+Lynn+Ellen?opendocument [acessed 2009 -11-30].

Lisa MacKinney

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