Third term for McCurdy

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

Tim McCurdy will be re­elected for a third term to state par­lia­ment as Na­tion­als Mem­ber for the elec­torate of Ovens Val­ley.

Mr McCurdy spoke with the Yar­ra­wonga Chron­i­cle on Mon­day and thanked ev­ery­one who had voted for him and sup­ported him through­out his cam­paign.

“I am ab­so­lutely de­lighted with the sup­port from the whole elec­torate in­clud­ing the Yar­ra­wonga com­mu­nity,” he said.

“This elec­tion had many stunts and games and it has been a dif­fi­cult year but I am glad peo­ple have seen through all this by vot­ing for me in their pri­mary vote and sec­ondary vote.”

Mr McCurdy said on Mon­day he was not yet call­ing a win in the elec­torate but was con- fi­dent the vote count­ing was favour­ing him be­ing re­elected.

He said once the min­is­ters are an­nounced he will be sit­ting with each one to high­light the main is­sues for the elec­torate in­clud­ing Yar­ra­wonga.

Mr McCurdy said he will be high­light­ing im­por­tant lo­cal is­sues such as up­grades for Yar­ra­wonga Health and putting pres­sure on the gov­ern­ment to tackle the new bridge cross­ing is­sue and to help drive a change of think­ing to­wards the green route.

“I will still en­deavor to make them ac­count­able.

“They can’t keep putting off the new bridge for­ever.

“The time clock is run­ning out. We need the money now not just the route… with the im­mi­nent clo­sure of the weir bridge in 2020.”

As of Sun­day evening Tim McCurdy had re­ceived just over 45% of first pref­er­ence votes, well clear of the Aus­tralian La­bor Party’s can­di­date Kate Doyle who re­ceived al­most 20% of the votes and In­de­pen­dent can­di­date Tammy Ad­kins who also re­ceived al­most 20% of first pref­er­ence votes.

Aus­tralian Coun­try Al­liance can­di­date Ju­lian Fidge was in third with 8.41% with The Aus­tralian Greens can­di­date Vicki Berry with 3.94%, closely fol­lowed by and lastly In­de­pen­dent Ray Dyer with 2.53% of first pref­er­ence votes.

Tim McCurdy will be re­turned to state par­lia­ment for the Na­tion­als in the elec­torate of Ovens Val­ley.

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