"Wollondilly and the Highlands needs a representative who is proud, passionate and dedicated solely to our community and not one answerable to the whims of a political party."
We get things done!
Political parties and their candidates promote the narrative that independents get nothing done, when in fact the opposite is true. This misconception is repeated into a mantra in the hopes of drowning out the positive progress generated by independents.
As an independent, I am not be tied to a party policies. I am there only for the benefit of The Wollondilly Electorate and its constituents
One of my early inspirations is considered to be the father of independents: Ted Mack.
Ted was a long time councillor and Mayor for North Sydney. In 1981 Ted was elected as an Independent for the State electorate of North Shore and remained in office until 1988. In 1990 Ted ran for the Federal seat of North Sydney which he won and stayed there until 1996 when he retired he was succeeded by Joe Hockey. Along with a number of other independents Ted helped to usher in the NSW ICAC.
It is another former Independent, the Hon. Cathy McGowan who I have spoken to recently and discussed how to communicate with our community better and to pursue action to deliver what they need.
Most recently I met with retired Independent MP John Hatton AO, who held the NSW electorate of South Coast for 22 years, until he chose to retire. It is little wonder that John is an Australian Living Treasure as nominated by the National Trust of Australia. I am proud to call John Hatton AO, a friend and a mentor.