Run­ning again

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Tara Cas­sidy Tara.Cas­sidy@dai­ly­mer­cury.com.au

QUEENS­LAND La­bor has for­mally en­dorsed Bron­wyn Taha as the La­bor can­di­date for Whit­sun­day in the forth­com­ing state elec­tion.

Ms Taha, 43, who is among the lat­est group of La­bor can­di­dates an­nounced by Premier An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk, came within 218 votes of se­cur­ing vic­tory in Whit­sun­day at the pre­vi­ous Queens­land elec­tion.

She said she was hon­oured to be given the op­por­tu­nity to again rep­re­sent La­bor on Ms Palaszczuk’s team.

“I’ll be work­ing hard right up un­til elec­tion day to win the sup­port of Whit­sun­day res­i­dents,” she said.

“I’m com­mit­ted to mak­ing sure our re­gion receives the help it des­per­ately needs to get back on its feet af­ter the dev­as­ta­tion of Cy­clone Deb­bie.”

A Midge Point res­i­dent and Whit­sun­day local for more than two decades, Ms Taha is heav­ily in­volved in the com­mu­nity and is a mem­ber of the Proser­pine and Midge Point progress as­so­ci­a­tions.

She has spent most of her work­ing life in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try, in­clud­ing run­ning her own res­tau­rant, and has gained knowl­edge of the is­sues fac­ing re­gional Queens­lan­ders while trav­el­ling the state for the past two years as an ALP or­gan­iser.

Ms Palaszczuk said Ms Taha would be a tena­cious ad­vo­cate for Whit­sun­day res­i­dents.

The seat of Whit­sun­day is cur­rently held by the LNP’s Ja­son Costi­gan.

PHOTO: LEE CON­STA­BLE

CAN­DI­DATE: Queens­land La­bor has en­dorsed Bron­wyn Taha as its can­di­date for Whit­sun­day in the next state elec­tion.

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