|Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
25 November 2006
|Preceded by||Bruce Mildenhall|
|Born||21 December 1955|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
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.
|Victorian Legislative Council|
|Member for Melbourne North Province
|Victorian Legislative Assembly|
|Member for Footscray