Ruth Webber

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Ruth Webber
Senator for Western Australia
In office
1 July 2002 – 30 June 2008
Personal details
Born (1965-03-24) 24 March 1965 (age 53)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party

Ruth Stephanie Webber (born 24 March 1965) is an Australian politician. She was a Labor member of the Australian Senate from 2002 to 2008, representing the state of Western Australia.

Webber was born in Melbourne. Before becoming a Member of Parliament, Webber was actively involved in politics. She has been a member of the Labor Party since 1984 and held numerous positions within the party before her election to the Senate in 2001. Her term in the Senate began on 1 July 2002.

In October 2006, she lost a preselection contest to then-state MP Louise Pratt and was relegated to the only marginally winnable third position on the Labor Senate ticket for the 2007 federal election.[1] She was then defeated by Australian Greens candidate Scott Ludlam at the election. She was the sole incumbent Labor Senator at the 2007 federal election to lose her seat.

In January 2015, Webber became Chief Executive Officer of Down Syndrome Australia, and resigned in June 2016.