Subiaco Councillor | Certified Financial Planner | DAP Expert
I was born and raised in the Pilbara town of Port Hedland. From a very early age my father Colin Matheson involved me in his role as a councillor, and as he pioneered the development of football in the Pilbara.
I left Port Hedland to further my studies to become a Certified Financial Planner and completed a degree at UWA in political science and history in 2012 .
Since moving from North Perth to Subiaco in 2002 to be closer to footy at Subi Oval, and restoring Ruby Hutchinson House, I decided to follow in my father’s footsteps and nominate for Subiaco Council to continue my passion to work for the community.
I was first elected as an East Ward Councillor on 15 October 2011. Within six months of the election, my husband Andrew died of cancer aged 46. This loss has driven me to work even harder, and to make the most of every day. On 17 October 2015, I was re-elected with 57% of the vote.
In 2016, I received a Distinguish Service Award for my services to the Financial Planning Association of Australia where I was a Director for 10 years and a member since 1989.
I am currently an elected member of the University of Western Australia’s Convocation Council, and a recent member of the Metro West DAP panel (2015-2017).
Since 2012, I have represented more than 50 DAP affected communities across the Perth Metropolitan area, and started the WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY to run a campaign for the GST for WA in the 2017 State election, and in 2018, the Cottesloe and Darling Range by-elections.
I look forward to your support in the Perth by-election. Vote for change, vote 1 Julie Matheson for Perth on 28 July 2018.