Lawyer is Greens’ choice for elec­tion

NEW CAN­DI­DATE FOR SEAT

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS - Jes­sica Nico

BRAD Pet­titt will con­tinue as Fre­man­tle Mayor af­ter the WA Greens se­lected lawyer Kate Davis as their can­di­date for the 2016 Fed­eral Elec­tion.

The Ten­ancy WA founder, who has also worked for the Women’s Law Cen­tre, said she would be look­ing to con­tinue the fo­cus on “pro­gres­sive” rep­re­sen­ta­tion La­bor in­cum­bent Melissa Parke had brought to the role for the past nine years.

“It is an ex­cit­ing time for Fre­man­tle in terms of vot­ers look­ing for their next pro­gres­sive lower house Fed­eral MP,” she said.

His­tor­i­cally a safe La­bor seat, Fre­man­tle Deputy Mayor and Melissa Parke staffer Josh Wil­son and Mar­itime Union of Aus­tralia’s Chris Brown both nom­i­nated for the La­bor party.

Dr Pet­titt con­sid­ered nom­i­nat­ing for the WA Greens, but only if Mr Wil­son did not nom­i­nate. Dead­line for Lib­eral nom­i­na­tion is March 22. A date is yet to be set for the elec­tion.

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Kate Davis with (from left) Brad Pet­titt, Lynn MacLaren and Rachel Siew­ert.

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