And the politics have begun
REGARDLESS of the Federal political debacle, the National Party have preselected an outstanding candidate in Patrick Conaghan, to contest the next election against the Labor opposition.
Patrick is a man who served the Cowper community for seven years as a constable and later a detective, before spending four years as a police prosecutor.
He now runs a private legal practice out of Port Macquarie and Sydney, also frequently delivering lectures on criminal law and civil rights.
His opposition, Andrew Woodward, is seeking a campaign of dishonesty and deceit in an attempt to win the Cowper election.
Although Mr Woodward claimed (falsely), that Patrick lived in Sydney – the people of Cowper should be aware that at the last election Andrew Woodward contested Warringah, he only just moved to Bellingen when he was preselected, he spent his adult life living in Sydney and then San Francisco and openly doesn’t support Australia Day.
In other words, the man who claims his opponent currently lives in Sydney, was himself living in Sydney while the Nationals candidate was fighting drug crime in Cowper.
While it is tough to vote National consider the current federal debacle that is politics, I will look forward to voting for the best man for the job, Patrick Conaghan.
Steven Troy, North Boambee.