| December 13, 2022
Letter to the Editor - Emma Kealy thanks the people of Lowan
It is an absolute honour to be declared the elected Member for Lowan in the Legislative Assembly of the Parliament of Victoria by the Victorian Election Commission.
Thank you to the people of Lowan for putting your confidence in me to fight for our region and ensure we get our fair share of state government funding over the next four years. Everyone in Lowan deserves to be heard, to have a strong voice in Parliament and to have someone in their corner who is willing to fight for what’s right.
While it’s not as easy in Opposition to secure funding as we don’t have direct access to the chequebook, it is my job to hold the Andrews Labor Government to account to deliver on the funding priorities and projects that local people voted for – that’s what drives me every day.
This includes ensuring our fair share of roads funding to fix our crumbling country roads and completing the duplication of the Western Highway to Stawell, upgrading our hospitals, and many other fantastic projects around the electorate that will ensure our region is not just surviving, but thriving.
The Nationals will not allow Labor to forget that country Victoria exists. They have a responsibility to govern for the whole of the state and not just Melbourne.
You have my promise that I will always do my best to represent your needs, ideas and opportunities and that I will never take the trust and faith of the people of Lowan for granted.
Being a ‘good local member’ would be impossible without an incredible support team around me. I am so fortunate to have an awesome team in my office to support our people – Carly, Wendy, Helen and Sara currently, but also a massive thank you to Suzanne, Kym, Kelsey, Christine and Angela. They have all worked so hard to deliver results and ensure you have your voice heard.
To my campaign committee, headed by Robert Letts, and to my amazing volunteers and local National Party members – thank you for all your support over the past eight years and during the campaign. The many volunteers who so generously donated their time during pre-polling and on election day was just fantastic and I couldn’t have done it without you.
The Nationals are an amazing team of like-minded people to work with. We are more than a political party. We are local community champions, passionate rural and regional advocates, and are as diverse as the communities we represent.
To my incredible family and friends who have been there for me through thick and thin and taught me to work hard, treat people with respect and always do my best, I cannot thank you enough. You have and continue to be such an amazing support to me.
Finally, thank you to the other candidates and their teams for their work over the campaign and for offering a choice for the people of Lowan, helping achieve local democracy.
This is a fantastic region with so much opportunity.
Thank you again so much for entrusting me to serve you in Victoria’s Parliament.
Emma Kealy MP
The Nationals Member for Lowan
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