Lisa Sherry, Belinda Owens, Moogy Sumner launch Senate tilts
A Murray Bridge drag racer and retail worker and a Ngarrindjeri elder will all stand for election at the upcoming federal poll.
Murray Bridge drag racer Lisa Sherry and two other local candidates have announced runs for the Senate at the upcoming federal election.
Ms Sherry will be the lead candidate for the National Party, following an unsuccessful bid for election to South Australia’s upper house in March.
However, her name on the ballot paper will be Lisa Blandford.
She had not legally changed her name to the one by which she is usually known.
Ms Sherry said she would stand for more funding for regional health services, a solution to the housing crisis and increasing the supply of skilled workers in the regions.
However, she is not the only candidate with a Murraylands connection to have a go at the upper house at this election.
Ngarrindjeri elder Major “Moogy” Sumner will have another run as the second-ranked candidate for the Greens.
He pledged to save the River Murray, address inequality and to represent South Australia’s Aboriginal people, none of whom had been elected to federal parliament before.
Belinda Owens, the retail worker who benefited from a swing away from Liberal MP Adrian Pederick at the recent state election, will occupy fifth spot on Labor’s Senate ticket.
Her passions include workplace issues and advocacy for the health system.
More information about Ms Sherry: www.sanationals.org.au/lisa-sherry.
More information about Mr Sumner: greens.org.au.
More information about Ms Owens: www.alp.org.au.
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