Thank you to the people of Lowan for putting your confidence in me to fight for a better deal for our local people.
We may live in communities furthest from Melbourne but we also have the greatest opportunities to grow and thrive. I promise that I will always do my best to represent your needs, ideas and opportunities.
It is incredibly humbling to have increased my first preference vote from 54 per cent four years ago to 68 per cent against a state-wide swing. But margins don’t matter and I will never take the trust and faith of the people of Lowan for granted.
I will continue to fight for a better deal for Lowan and hold the Andrews Labor Government to account for the funding priorities and projects that the people of Lowan emphatically voted for.
This includes returning passenger rail to the region, ensuring our fair share of roads funding to fix country roads and save country lives, finishing the Warracknabeal Education Precinct and many other fantastic projects around the electorate that would ensure our region is not just surviving, but thriving.
Labor must not forget country Victoria exists. They have a responsibility to govern for the whole of the state and not just Melbourne.
A huge thank you to my awesome staff who work so hard for the people of Lowan, listening to their concerns, sorting out big and little issues and providing the support our communities deserve.
To my amazing volunteers and local National Party members – thank you for all your support over the past four years and during the campaign. The hundreds of volunteers who so generously donated their time during pre-polling and on election day was just fantastic and I couldn’t have done it without you - my heartfelt thanks.
Finally, thank you to my loved ones and awesome family who have been there for me through thick and thin and taught me to work hard, treat people with respect and always do my best. You have been amazing and I hope I make you proud.
I congratulate all candidates who stood in Lowan for the respectful way the campaign unfolded.
This is a fantastic region with so much opportunity. I look forward to being your representative in the Legislative Assembly and making sure our local voices are heard in the Parliament of Victoria for the coming four years.