Bennett keen for re-election
WITH resentment against Labor at an unprecedented high, the LNP swept all before it to claim a huge majority in 2012.
Stephen Bennett rode the wave for the first time and came out the other side as the new Member for Burnett, unseating Independent Rob Messenger, who held the seat from 2004-2012.
Mr Bennett said he got into politics to make a difference.
“I went in because I had a passion and real concerns with how Queensland was headed in 2012,” Mr Bennett said.
“I still acknowledge there’s a lot more work to be done locally and that’s the desire to keep making a difference, that’s a desire to make our community and society a better place.
“Nothing has changed in that space, but the beauty is, now having been able to deliver a lot of successful outcomes, that’s only buoyed my desire to make important changes and deliver those things.”
When we spoke to Mr Bennett he said he hadn’t caught up on the other Burnett candidates.
“It seems a bit opportunistic they’ve turned up with three weeks to go,” Mr Bennett said.
“I wish them the very best and good luck.”
Bennett drew third in Tuesday’s ballot draw, with ALP’s Bryan Mustill in top spot.