Melissa Horne is the Member for Williamstown in the Victorian Parliament.
Melissa is also the current Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Minister for Ports and Freight, and Minister for Fishing and Boating.
Growing up, Melissa watched the area she grew up in buffeted by economic challenges that saw industries and employment disappear and working people face enormous and unforeseen challenges. Both of Melissa’s parents were school teachers who instilled strong public sector and public education values in her.
Melissa has enjoyed a long career at senior levels of government and corporate Victoria, where she has overseen projects and policies which have helped change lives for the better. She has played her part in delivering responsible gaming reforms and led efforts to engage the community in level crossing removals across Melbourne.
Melissa moved to Melbourne’s Western Suburbs with her husband Alex and two sons in the late 1990s and has called the area home ever since. Melissa’s experience in public campaigns and lifetime commitment to public education came to the fore during her fight for a secondary school for Seddon, Kingsville and Yarraville: SKY High. This campaign led to a government commitment, which is being rolled out now.
Melissa is honoured to represent the electorate of Williamstown, the Western Suburbs is the spiritual heartland of the Victorian Labor Party and she is humbled to follow the legacy of former MPs such as Joan Kirner, Steve Bracks and Wade Noonan.