Melissa Horne is the Member for Williamstown in the Victorian Parliament.

Melissa is also the current Minister for Casino, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Ports and Freight and Minister for Roads and Road Safety.

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 Horne has worked in senior levels of government and the corporate sector. She has extensive experience in communications and stakeholder relations, particularly in the transport sector. Her experience also includes community advocacy work including helping secure a new public high school in the inner west.

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.