The Reason Coalition
Ali Cupper MP – Member for Mildura, Deputy Leader of the Reason Coalition
Ali Cupper is a person first and a politician second. Politics is her passion and the reason she cares about politics in the first place is because she understands the profound impact that political decisions have on people everywhere, every day.
Education policy will directly affect her son – and all children. Health policy will directly affect her family – and every family. The idea that politics is personal is the cornerstone of Ali’s political work. It is deeply woven into everything she does.
In November 2018, Ali was elected as the first female Member for Mildura in the 59th Victorian State Parliament.
Ali’s work as a solicitor, family law mediator, senior child protection practitioner and lecturer in social work and social policy, has had a strong influence on her political work.
In 2012 Ali was elected as a councillor to Mildura Rural City Council and has held portfolios for Community Development, Community Services and Gender Equality during her tenure. She has also served as Deputy Mayor during her first year on Council and again in 2017-18.
Ali lives in Mildura with her husband, Ben, and their active and spirited little boy, Jed. They also have two rescue cats, Donny and Flossy.