Brooke Vitnell Liberal for Paterson Brooke Vitnell is your Liberal candidate for Paterson. Brooke is a born and raised local who is proud to call Port Stephens home. Brooke’s family has lived in the Hunter for generations – her grandfather Allan owned a local timber mill while her grandfather Robert was a boilermaker at BHP. Having gone to a local school and completed her law degree at University of Newcastle, Brooke knows the importance of good local schools to give children in our region the best start in life. In her experience as a local solicitor and advocate working in her family-owned business, Brooke has supported families and small businesses across our community, giving her first-hand experience of the importance of a strong local economy to create jobs and take the pressure of families and retirees. Volunteering with many local charities including youth mental health service COPSY, the Community Drug Action Team, Medowie Lions, Medowie-Williamtown Rotary and Port Stephens Women in Business, Brooke has a track record of standing up for our community and getting things done. With the passion and experience to stand up for Paterson, Brooke will work hard to make our community become an even better place to live, raise a family or run a business.