A small business owner with family ties to the Maleny area is the new face of Labor in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Deputy Opposition Leader Tim Mulherin, in the Hinterland to announce Brent Hampstead as Labor’s candidate for Glass House, said Mr Hampstead held the strong Labor values locals would expect from a candidate.
“Brent’s family association with the area, particularly in dairy farming, means he knows what makes the Hinterland tick,” Mr Mulherin said.
“Being a small business owner also means Brent has demonstrated the discipline and drive needed from a local Labor candidate.
“I’m sure Brent will be a strong local voice for the Glass House area.”
Mr Hampstead, 48, said he was looking forward to the challenge of taking the fight to the LNP in Glass House.
“Thanks to Labor Governments, I was given an opportunity for a university education and I have worked in the field I enjoy,” he said.
“Owning and operating a small business in a rural region allows me to identify with the needs of our local community.
“I suspect though that the upcoming election campaign will be the toughest challenge of my life yet and I’m looking forward to working with the local community to fight for a fairer, better deal for Glass House.”