Why am I running as an independent candidate for the seat of Canberra (Inner South, Inner North and East Belconnen)?
Firstly, thanks for the interest in my platform and politics in general. If you are like me you might feel like the current parties are doing everything they can to get people to switch off and not be engaged with politics at all.
I love Canberra and have spent the majority of my life here. I was born here, our three kids go to school here, my parents live here, and my wife and run a 15yr strong successful business here. But really it's not about me, it's about you, the community and the electorate.
Why am I running? I want the best for our suburbs, our kids, our local businesses and communities. I want Canberrans to have a world-class health and education system, and to ensure that future generations have a bright, clean, and healthy environment.
Below is a very short “Elevator Pitch (15 second)" What do I stand for and why am I running?
Six reasons why I am DIFFERENT:
- I’m not a CAREER POLITICIAN
- I’m INDEPENDENT ad FREE from party deals, donors and ideology
- I’ll answer to and be led directly by the ELECTORATE
- I want Canberrans to have a DIFFERENT voice, and that voice to be heard at the federal level
- I will set up a direct democracy platform, just for the Canberra electorate to have a direct say and to raise their own issues
- I have new DIFFERENT and new ideas around electoral reform, transport, environment, health and more. All of which I will put to the electorate via direct democracy.
I love Canberra. I believe it could be and should be the best city in the world, but for too long, we have blindly trusted the major political parties to do the right thing, and they haven’t.
I want Canberra to be a city that values, embraces and promotes ideas, creativity and education. A city not scared to push the boundaries to nurture communities that are responsible, resourceful and resilient.
Thanks for taking the time to read my pitch to get you to consider voting differently this election.
Independent for Canberra