Sandi Steepis a candidate for election to the NSW Legislative Council on 28 March 2015, as a representative of the Voluntary Euthanasia Party (NSW).
Sandi spent 20 years in university administration and research management before taking an early retirement in 2004. She splits most of her time now between being a grandmother of four, and doing voluntary work as the treasurer for Sleep Disorders Australia, as secretary for her building's Owners Corporation, and now as a member of the Voluntary Euthanasia Party. She takes a keen interest in politics, and is always ready to speak up in support of social justice issues.
“I watched both my mother and father wither miserably in nursing homes after having debilitating strokes. I was diagnosed with MS in 1993 and I worry about the future. I do not want to ever get to the stage where I am a burden on my family. No sign of that yet as my MS is mild, but I want to have choices when the time comes. I believe that we have the right to end our lives at a time of our own choosing, rather than suffer; and we should have access to information and drugs to allow us to go peacefully. If a person needs help, they should be able to seek medical assistance to die legally and with dignity.”