Marsha Thomson

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Marsha Thomson
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Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Footscray
Incumbent
Assumed office
25 November 2006
Preceded by Bruce Mildenhall
Personal details
Born (1955-12-21) 21 December 1955 (age 58)
Political party Australian Labor Party

Marsha Rose Thomson, born 21 December 1955 in Melbourne, is an Australian politician, is a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for the division of Footscray.

Thomson was an economic research officer, ministerial adviser, Implementation Manager with V/Line and Executive Officer of Youth Policy Development Council before being elected to the Legislative Council for Melbourne North Province in September 1999. She was Minister for Consumer Affairs 1999-2002 and Minister for Small Business 1999-2005. She has been Minister for Information and Communication Technology since February 2002 and Minister for Consumer Affairs since January 2005.

Due to the Upper House reforms, her former electorate of Melbourne North Province was abolished. As a result of Bruce Mildenhall's retirement from politics, Thomson ran for and won Mildenhall's electorate of Footscray for the 2006 State Election. She was Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts until the 2010 state election.

Thomson was married to Federal Labor MP Kelvin Thomson and they have two children. They separated in 2003.

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Victorian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Don Nardella
Member for Melbourne North Province
1999–2006
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Bruce Mildenhall
Member for Footscray
2006–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent