Jess Pugh

Jessica Claire Pugh (born 29 May 1985) is an Australian politician. She has been the Labor member for Mount Ommaney in the Queensland Legislative Assembly since the 2017 Queensland election,[1] having narrowly missed out in 2015.[2]

Jess Pugh

Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Mount Ommaney
Assumed office
25 November 2017
Preceded byTarnya Smith
ConstituencyMount Ommaney
Personal details
Born (1985-05-29) 29 May 1985
South Brisbane, Queensland
Political partyLabor
Alma materCannon Hill Anglican College
WebsiteParliamentary Profile

Early life and education

Born in Brisbane, Pugh attended Cannon Hill Anglican College Cannon Hill Anglican College and she has a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology majoring in International Business and Management.


After graduating in 2007, Pugh worked in the role of Ministerial Adviser in Disability Services, Local Government and Main Roads until 2011. She left to work as an events manager of Restaurant Two, a fine dining institution headed by her father, renowned restaurateur David Pugh, until the restaurant closed in December 2016.

Pugh served as a volunteer in numerous entities such as Queensland Meals on Wheels and Indooroopilly Montessori Children's House. Currently, she is serving as the President of the Centenary Ambulance Committee Branch and as a member of the Sumner Park Rotary Club.

Personal life

Pugh was married to Hugh O'Connell (2009–2018) and has two children.


Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Tarnya Smith
Member for Mount Ommaney

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