Former Labor staffer Kate Ganley is Labor's candidate for the Katherine election.
Ms Ganley is a former electorate officer of Sandra Nelson who is standing down at the August NT election.
Chief Minister Michael Gunner made a whistle stop to Katherine today to make the announcement.
Ms Ganley has been involved in a number of local organisations including NT Friendship and Support and currently works with the Education Department.
Kate has lived in Katherine for 11 years and has been an active member of the community since arriving.
Kate has experience working in government, community services and the arts. Kate is also a yoga enthusiast.
Kate was an elected member of Katherine Town Council from 2012 to 2014.
On top of her employment in Katherine, Kate has also served on several boards including St Joseph's Catholic College Katherine, Katherine Regional Arts and the Katherine Women's Crisis Centre
Kate's qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution and Certificate in Positive Psychology.
Kate's husband is a serving member of the Northern Territory Police and have invested in and are committed to the town of Katherine.
"The Territory Labor Government is investing in Katherine. We've got a brand new Katherine Fire Station, a brand new Katherine Ambulance Station, a brand new child and family centre, a Flexible Learning Centre, a town bus service and housing renovations.
"This government has also invested millions in tourism, sports and recreation facilities, and have invested in youth diversion and an amazing school holiday program. We've got a lot to be proud of and there's plenty more to do."
"I want to keep working with the Territory Labor Government to invest even more in our wonderful region and make Katherine a great place to live, work and raise a family."
Labor won the Legislative Assembly seat of Katherine in a surprise result at the 2016 election when the Adam Giles-led government was routed.
Katherine Times also believes at least one independent is considering nominating for the Katherine election.
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