I want to thank our communities of Ovens Valley for their participation in the 2018 election campaign, and those who took action to help make our part of the world, Ovens Valley, matter.
While my team and I didn’t win the election last Saturday we have significantly changed local politics and we’ve sent a clear message that we expect better, and we deserve more, from our local Member of Parliament. We’ve also shown that it’s possible to be both positive and effective. While our opponents were busy slinging mud, we got on with promoting our brand of positive, inclusive politics.
As a community our job is not done now that the election is over. No matter who we voted for we each have a responsibility to keep in touch with our elected MPs and continue to let them know what is important to us.
From a personal perspective, I’m proud of my team and our hard work. Losing this election isn’t the end of the story. While the loss