Look to the future, says poll candidate
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.