Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

LNP Candidate Knows Sense of Leasing Port

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

LNP Candidate Knows Sense of Leasing Port

Article excerpt

TODAY newly endorsed Liberal National Party candidate Michael Duggan will step into what is going to be an interesting three-way battle for the Gladstone seat in the upcoming state election.

Talking exclusively with The Observer, Mr Duggan said he had been planning to contest the election for the LNP for six months, and believed Gladstone needed a candidate with the backing of a strong party.

"My whole focus is about ensuring Gladstone gets a strong team member in Parliament," he said.

"I'll race as hard as I can. I am an ultra-marathoner and I don't back down from a challenge," he said.

"We need a strong team member here to represent us and drive us forward. We haven't had that united team member for a long time."

He said his experience as a sustainability specialist for Gladstone Port Corporation allowed him to understand what it would mean for Gladstone if the port was leased.

"The way we are going as a state is to ensure we can generate more jobs and move to the next stage of construction," he said. …

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