Third term for McCurdy
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.