One Nation Callide candidate named
ONE NATION has announced former Bundaberg mayor candidate Elise Cottam will run at the upcoming State Election for the seat of Callide, taking on current LNP MP and former deputy premier Jeff Seeney.
Mrs Cottam, chainsaw operations trainer, SES trainer and rural firefighter, said she looked forward to beginning her campaign for the seat.
“The land is our future and that is where we need to concentrate our efforts,” she said.
“Manufacturing and supplying, it’s close to my heart.
“The kids today need to be working, it’s a dying art these days and that’s what got me into it.”
She said if she was elected she would not be like other politicians.
“I’m going to bring me, I’m going to listen and that’s the key issue in today’s world, politicians don’t listen,” she said.
“They’re not hearing what people are saying.
“I’m going to bring them somebody who’s on their level. I’m not a polished politician, I’m a mum, I’m a worker, I’m still doing the hard yards in life in general.”
Mrs Cottam said she had several principles she referred back to when deciding when to support different policies.
“The things I always refer back to is quality of life, quality of people and how they are living,” Mrs Cottam said.
“Are people living happily, are they able to do what they need to do.
“And the environment, we need to make sure we look after the environment.
“Life and property come first, then the environment.”
Mrs Cottam ran as the candidate for Wide Bay at the 2016 Federal Election.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson and Callide candidate Elise Cottam.