Nats select new candidate for Orange

by admin on July 13th, 2018

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The Nationals have chosen Scott Barrett as their candidate for the upcoming Orange by-election at a meeting of 220 grassroots members in Orange this weekend.
Nanjing Night Net

Scott grew up in the electorate and boasts a wide range of hands-on experience – from shearing and fencing to journalism and his recent work in Primary Industries policy development.

Nationals Leader Troy Grant has welcomed the announcement.

“Scott has what it takes to carry on Andrew Gee’s hard work in the Orange electorate.

“This government is working for the Central West, and the evidence is there in the bricks and mortar – in new hospitals in Parkes and Forbes, in the roadworks along the Mitchell Highway and the Molong Multi-purpose Health Service.

“Scott’s wealth of experience will serve his electorate well if they choose him as their MP.

“His background, coupled with his drive and vitality means he will really be able to understand and deliver what his community needs.”

Scott said the hard work begins now as he hits the road to connect with the people of Orange, Parkes, Forbes and Molong.

“I’m honoured to have the support of local Nationals members, but I’m very aware of the issues that need to be addressed across our electorate,” Scott said.

“Andrew Gee been a fantastic advocate for our region and I’m looking forward to carrying on his work.”

Scott Barrett was born in Orange, and grew up on a sheep and cattle farm near Mullion Creek. After completing a Bachelor of Systems Agriculture at Hawkesbury Ag College, he returned to the Central West where he worked in primary production.

He played rugby for Molong and Orange City, and after work experience with the ABC in Orange was posted to Mt Isa as a rural reporter.

It was here that he had his first brush with politics, working as a media adviser for Independent MP Bob Katter, before returning to work for The Nationals in NSW.

Before nominating for the seat of Orange Scott was working as an Agriculture adviser for Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair.

A date is yet to be determined for the by-election.

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