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The Reporter asked all candidates to make their final pitch to voters before the election on March 24.

Here is what they had to say:

WOODRIDGE

Simon Dorries - LNP

I believe I am the best Candidate to represent the State Seat of Woodridge as a result of my extensive managerial background and my passion to deliver for the residents of Woodridge their fair share of government resources and services.  

For over 20 years Woodridge and Logan in general have been neglected in so many critical areas such as health, education, transport and public housing.

  My commitment is to stand up for Woodridge, to stop the neglect, and ensure that Woodridge is no longer a forgotten back-water when it comes to the allocation of Government resources and services.

 

 

Justin Geange - Family First

I believe that I am the best candidate for the seat of Woodridge because I am passionate about my community and the people and families that make up this community.

I am passionate about pursuing better family-based policies that will help our community rise above our current levels of education, employment and financial stability and ensure that this community fully reaches the potential that lies within.

Remembering that when families come first everybody wins, because strong families make strong communities.

 

 

John Reddington - The Greens

I am very creative and take the initiative to propagate my creations - I meet, or read about, very few people who do that. All my creations are community related and not intended for financial gain. The creations include:

1. Screens for identifying children's mental health and behaviour problems at school entry.

2. A personal and individual approach to reducing road accidents.

The first has taken 21 years, the second will be presented the day after the election.  Although I have found, and will find, bureaucratic resistance to my initiatives, I am certain I will win through.    

 

 

LOGAN

Linus Power - Labor

This election will be a tough one for Labor.

No matter who wins Government, I will always stand up and fight for our area. I won't let any Government take us for granted.

Loganresidents need someone to take up the fight on their behalf, and to get the best deal for them.

As a teacher and the father of three small children, I'll work to continue improving our local schools.

I'll also focus on the things that matter to us all, like better healthcare, and jobs and opportunities for our young people.

This Saturday I need your vote to make sure we have someone fighting for Logan

 

 

Michael Pucci - LNP

As a local, I am passionate about Logan residents getting their fair share.

As part of Campbell Newman's LNP team I am focused on reducing cost of living pressures on households, preserving local green space, ensuring affordable and efficient public transport and supporting local schools.

Only an LNP government will deliver more police on the beat to make our community safer.

 I will fight for funding for better equipment and facilities for kids sports clubs, such as the Park Ridge Pirates, one of the fastest growing clubs in Queensland. I am a proud local who will represent our community and help get Queensland back on track.

 

 

Tony Karamatic - The Australian Party

 

The reason I believe I am the best person to represent the people of Logan, not only have I lived and shared the same difficult experience's as you but I have listened to the heart breaking stories that some of you have shared with me through my door knocking.

I am determined to change Logan for the better.

With me what you see is what you get,  I am straight down the line, no lies no hidden agendas  and I will always stand up for what I believe in.

I believe in the people of Logan and their families. We have a real alternative for a better change and a right change in Logan.

 

Troy Aggett - One Nation

 

I believe after walking a crucifix from Beenleigh to Parliament House in Brisbane, about 40kms to raise more awareness, that this election is more important than any other.

 The time for habit voting needs to end.

 It's time now to make your votes count, I am not a man of simple words, I will carry your voice to the government and you will be heard.

I have no fear, I will make a stand and I will make the government of the day justify there actions, change legislation to empower the people, so you can protect your home not only from criminals but big business bullies.   

 

 

Julian Hinton - Greens

 

I am the best candidate for the seat of Logan because the Greens have the best policy directions for Queensland. 

We are the only serious alternative to the old parties whose philosophies are outmoded and will lead Qld. further into a quagmire of social and environmental problems. 

 The Greens are realistic about government - people need to govern themselves in a true democratic  way rather than being manipulated by the old parties which use money and the media to fog real issues of government and keep the public  ill-informed and powerless. 

Finding solutions should be the priority for governments, not the self-aggrandizement of their leaders.

 

 

Mike KELLY - Independent

 

As an Independent, I only represent the electorate needs; not a party's needs.

There's a big difference. There's no dishonest "party line" voting with Mike Kelly.

 If it's good for Logan I can support it, if it's bad for Logan I can reject it. I'm not interested in "personality" politics; I'm only interested in delivering good policy/outcomes for the electorate.

 Being self-employed for the past 10 years I know how to work hard and make common sense decisions.

My quarterly democracy nights will give the electorate genuine input into legislation.

 There are no dodgy preference deals voting for Mike Kelly.

 

 

WATERFORD

Evan Moorhead - Labor

I have a proven record of fighting for more services and more infrastructure for our community. We have upgraded the Pacific Motorway, employed 1500 extra doctors, nurses and allied health staff at Logan Hospital and improved facilities at our local schools.

I am the only candidate who has delivered commitments for our community. I will deliver the Logan Hospital Emergency Department expansion and a new bus Park'n'Ride at Loganlea Rd, Slacks Creek.

I have worked with our community, but I want to do more. Regardless of who is Premier, I am going to make sure we get our fair share.

 

David Howse - Independent

 

I am a single issue candidate. I wish to inform the public of the corruption in Queensland Health, much of which has been divulged by the press.

I know much more than the press revealed.

I oppose the Queensland government for the corruption they have allowed.

Defeat this government.

 

Peter Farrar - Family First

 

I believe I am the best candidate for several reasons.

 I am a long term resident in the Waterford electorate.

My family, and extended family live here. I know the issues we face and I want to do something about them.

 I will speak up for the locals of the Waterford electorate on local issues and problems.

I am also a firm believer in keeping Queensland and Australian assets and lands Australian, and will not allow more of our farming land or public assets to be sold off.  Along with the other Family First candidates I will hold government accountable.

SPRINGWOOD

 

John Grant - LNP

 

Having served as a Logan City Councillor for thirteen years, I've seen locals continue to struggle with the rising costs of living and lack of local infrastructure.

 I love my local area but Queensland seems to be treading water and the government's run out of ideas.

All we see now are more lies and broken promises, a government lurching from crisis to crisis.

We need to get Queensland back on track and I know Campbell Newman has the plans do just that. I want to be part of his team so we can deliver for Springwood and Queensland.

 

Neil Cotter - Greens

I am the best candidate for Springwood because I am against betting the state's entire future on a massive and doomed gamble on the coal and coal seam gas industries.

The Greens reject donations from entrenched interests. The Greens know how to go about reducing cost of living by investing in renewable energy at people's homes, public transport to alleviate traffic and fuel costs, and preventative health care.

 I am the best candidate because I proudly belong to a party with coherent and explicit policies based on strong and clear values. The future needs your vote today, vote Greens.

 

 

Julian Tocaciu - Katter's Australian Party

 

People told me about their sufferings, frustrations and despair and the need to save our state and our children's future.

I will work hard to stop the sale of State assets, I will protect landholders and the environment from the flawed CSG industry and I will proudly stand up to keep Australian jobs, companies and farms in the hands of Australians.

Katter's Australian Party is a party for the people, not a party on top of the people.

 

  

Candidates appear in no particular order.  For more state election news pick up a copy of The Reporter.     


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