Candidates thank their electorate for support
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.”