Jen's family is from St Helens on Tasmania's North East coast. She is married to David, an audit director, and has three children - Madelaine (16), Archie (12) and Alexander (3).
After working for footwear manufacturer, Blundstone, in human resources, Jen went on to work for the former Speaker of the House of Assembly the Hon. Michael Polley AM and the Member for Lyons the Hon. David Llewellyn AM, MP. Her mother, Heather Butler AM, is a former Member for Lyons and her father is Geoff Butler AM.
Jen's work for the community
Jen led a campaign to stand up against the Minister for Education who was systematically closing down Online Access Centres. The campaign she led secured 3½ year funding for a number of OAC's, most of which are in the electorate of Lyons. If elected a Labor Government will increase funding to OAC’s.
In 2012 Jen invited the White Ribbon Group to start working in Tasmania. She is dedicated to raising community awareness about family violence and its devastating effects.
Jen is currently campaigning for the Illawarra Road connection between Perth and Longford to be maintained as a service road and for a new Bridgewater Bridge to be built with safe pedestrian and cycling access.
What Jen stands for
Jen is excited about the future of Tasmania and wants to part of the next generation of community leaders to make our State the envy of the world.
She opposes cuts to penalty rates, and will fight to stop the increased cost of living and advocate for an increase to pensions and the minimum wage.