A SCHOOLTEACHER with a passion for youth issues has been selected as The Greens candidate for the federal seat of Cowper.
Described as articulate and energetic, Dominic King lives in Bellingen, is married to a registered nurse and has two young daughters.
He teaches high school geography and also runs the environment program at the Bowraville Central School. He is also involved in a pilot youth program, bringing organic farming skills to students who are struggling to engage in standard school programs.
“I look forward to representing The Greens at the federal election and believe we are the only party that is serious about trying to find a balance between the environmental challenges we face in the future and sustainable economic growth,” Mr King said.
“The Greens have extensive policies in all areas of the economy and people I talk to are looking for a genuine alternative to the two major parties. I feel the people of Cowper want economic safeguards following the global financial crisis, guaranteed health services, jobs that they know are sustainable into the future and protection for the environment which drew them to this area.
“We can deliver on all of these things. As The Greens do not accept corporate donations, our funding for any campaign is always limited. However we are truly the ‘People Power Party’. I have a great team of dedicated individuals behind me and we know we will be making our opponents work hard for every vote they receive. The people of Cowper deserve nothing less.”
The Nationals have already pre-selected sitting member Luke Hartsuyker and the ALP has endorsed polling day veteran Paul Sekfy to contest the seat of Cowper.