Councillor Cumming has represented the ward of Wynnum Manly in the Brisbane City Council since 1994.
Joan has lived in Lytton for thirty years with her husband, raising her two children and being an active member of the community. Her previous work included providing training programs for the long term unemployed and running a small business in the heart of the electorate.
Joan is a passionate advocate for the Bayside.
Before her election, she was heavily involved in the community groups including Nursing Mothers and the Rugby Club. This strong community focus and previous experience lends her to be a keen supporter of local groups as they work hard to bring people together in the community.
Ross Vasta MP was the first Member for Bonner from 2004-2007 and was returned to the seat in 2010-2013. He is the Federal Member of Parliament for Bonner.