Can­di­dates thank their elec­torate for sup­port

Euroa Gazette - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

AF­TER months of strong and tir­ing cam­paign­ing, there’s al­ways an end re­sult that leaves some can­di­dates with­out the win.

But for the Euroa elec­torate, run­ning can­di­dates have ex­pressed their grat­i­tude for the sup­port they re­ceived through­out elec­tion year.

Greens can­di­date Kep­pel Cas­sidy was a late comer to the pack, but said he was very grate­ful to have had the op­por­tu­nity to stand for the seat of Euroa.

“Pro­vid­ing a voice for de- cent pro­gres­sive val­ues in this elec­torate, and es­pe­cially for those who be­lieve what sci­en­tists tell us that ur­gent ac­tion is re­quired to com­bat the threat of cli­mate change,” Mr Kep­pel said.

“While I would have liked to have achieved a higher vote this time, I’m con­fi­dent that sup­port for the Greens in ru­ral and re­gional Vic­to­ria will con­tinue to in­crease in com­ing years.”

Mr Kep­pel hopes vot­ers will recog­nise their com­mit­ment to pro­tect­ing our agri­cul­tural sec­tor from min­ing and cli­mate change im­pacts, and restor­ing ser­vices to ru­ral and re­gional com­mu­ni­ties.

In­de­pen­dent Don Firth also ac­knowl­edged although his as­pi­ra­tions for the seat of Eu- roa are un­ful­filled, he said the ex­pe­ri­ence he felt was a very pos­i­tive one and def­i­nitely one worth do­ing.

“I still be­lieve that in­de­pen­dent rep­re­sen­ta­tion es­pe­cially for ru­ral and re­gional elec­torates is the way ahead for all of us that choose to live here,” Mr Firth said.

“With­out doubt the most pos­i­tive part was the sup- port I re­ceived from such a di­verse group of peo­ple made up of fam­ily, friends, ac­quain­tances and peo­ple I never knew be­fore this cam­paign started.

“The amount of work that was per­formed on my be­half for no fi­nan­cial re­ward by a small team of de­voted sup­port­ers was hum­bling and will never be for­got­ten.”

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