A message from Steph . . .
I am incredibly humbled to be returned to the seat of Euroa with an increased majority against a statewide swing.
I feel so privileged to represent our region and the fierce and passionate people who call it home.
The result is bitter sweet. While The Nationals performed strongly across the state, the swing against the Liberals means Labor has retained government.
Labor’s re-election means the $2 billion the Liberals and Nationals committed to the Euroa electorate to improve our train service and build much needed infrastructure including the Kilmore bypass to revitalise the town, Benalla police station and Euroa saleyards will be much harder to achieve.
I will be seeking to run strong community campaigns on these issues to keep them on the radar of city politicians and to make sure we get a better deal on public transport, roads, health and education.
I congratulate all of the candidates who put themselves forward for the seat of Euroa. It’s not easy to put yourself forward but it is important for our electorate to have a choice.
I also want to thank the many volunteers who supported not only my candidacy, but also those who put in their time and effort to support other candidates.
Most importantly, I am grateful for the unswerving love and support of my family and friends. — Steph Ryan, Member for Euroa