Can I do a good job of representing you if I am elected?
For eight years from 1996 to 2005, I was the member for Vasse. Throughout that period, I believe that I did a good job of representing my constituents to all levels of government. While I was the Vasse MP, the electorate received over $100 million in taxpayer-funded projects. I also helped many electors who had problems with Western Power, Telstra, Water Corporation, Housing and other large government agencies who sometimes forget the impact of their decisions on people.
I’m an active member of the Busselton community:
When I was first elected in 1996 as the Liberal member for Vasse, Peppermint Grove Beach where Carolina and I live was within the electorate. The same situation applied when I was elected again in 2001, but, as Vasse grew, so the Electoral Commission was forced to move boundaries. By 2005, I found that our home was just outside the Vasse electorate. But does this mean that I'm not a member of the Busselton community? Absolutely not!
Because I’m an active member of the local community, I understand local needs and problems better than someone living in Perth (guess who I'm talking about here - someone who usually visits only on weekends?).
If you’re still not convinced that you should vote for me on March 9, I’ll try to persuade you with just one promise: if elected, I will work for all people within the electorate with dedication, honesty, self-respect, integrity and determination.