Deb lives in the township of Kingaroy in the South Burnett with her husband, Jason, and three daughters.
She was born in Miles in south-west Queensland and raised on a beef cattle property where she attended Guluguba State School, a small one teacher school, before becoming a boarder at Ipswich Girls Grammar School.
She completed a Business degree at the University of Southern Queensland and, together with Jason, co-managed broad acre cropping properties while completing a Bachelor of Law at Queensland University of Technology.
While practicing law in Coolamon, NSW, Deb worked with multi-generational farming businesses undertaking Rural Succession Planning. She moved to Kingaroy with her family, and became a Partner of Kelly & Frecklington Solicitors where she concentrated on Family and Property Law.
Deb was elected to the seat of Nanango in March 2012 and re-elected for a second term in January 2015. She is passionate about all of the towns and communities that make up the 13,000sq kilometre regional electorate which takes in the South Burnett, the Somerset and the northern regional area of Toowoomba. Her heart lies in the country, and she believes strongly that regional communities offer endless diversity and opportunities and should be considered the growth centre of Queensland.