Patricia Petersen insists she has run in her last political campaign.
After conceding she would not win the seat of Ipswich in today's state election, the flamboyant Independent candidate told the QT she would not be running for office in future.
Ms Petersen has contested numerous state, council and federal elections over the past decade.
"But I am hanging my hat up after this," she said. "I have promised my partner I will not do this again."
Ms Petersen said she had worked hard for the people of Ipswich but said that family considerations would take priority in the future.