Look to the fu­ture, says poll can­di­date

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

MUR­DOCH Univer­sity lec­turer Steve Klomp has been en­dorsed as the Aus­tralian Chris­tians Party can­di­date for the Fed­eral seat of Swan in the com­ing elec­tion.

Hav­ing grown up and lived in Swan, Mr Klomp said he was pas­sion­ate about his com­mu­nity and mak­ing a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence.

“I’m al­ways amazed at how to­day so many prom­ises are based on things we can see be­tween now and the next elec­tion,” Mr Klomp said.

“Politi­cians need to look to­wards the fu­ture and make de­ci­sions for the best in­ter­ests of the coun­try in the long term, not for the pur­pose of get­ting re-elected.”

Mr Klomp lives in St James with his wife of 36 years, Carla. The cou­ple have six chil­dren and two grand­chil­dren.

He said the rea­sons he de­cided to run for the seat were the same as why he joined the Aus­tralian Chris­tians Party in the first place.

“I’ve lived in Swan all my life, so nat­u­rally I’m in­ter­ested in the fu­ture of the peo­ple of Swan,” he said.

“As a Chris­tian, there are three things that worry me; tra­di­tional fam­ily, tra­di­tional mar­riage and the right to life. Our par­lia­ment is based on Chris­tian prin­ci­pals but these things are be­ing thrown out.”

As well as these three prin­ci­ples, Mr Klomp said he was pas­sion­ate about the fu­ture of Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple, men­tal health is­sues and Chris­tian refugees.

“I’m con­cerned about the plight of refugees from around the world and I be­lieve that coun­tries should help ac­cord­ing to their ca­pac­ity,” he said.

“I be­lieve Aus­tralia’s pri­or­ity should be in as­sist­ing Chris­tian refugees be­cause they are the most per­se­cuted group in the world to­day.”

Mr Klomp said the party had mem­bers from all walks of life.

Steve Klomp.

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