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UPW 2018 Candidates


Prahran – Labor: Neil Pharoah

Prahran – Labor: Neil Pharoah

October 12, 2018

After falling short by 31 votes in 2014, Neil Pharaoh once again is trying to win Prahran for Labor. Sam Mills reports.

Bellarine – Animal Justice: Naomi Adams

Bellarine – Animal Justice: Naomi Adams

October 12, 2018

Naomi Adams is a psychologist who has worked as a counsellor in community health on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Bellarine – Greens: Rachel Semmens

Bellarine – Greens: Rachel Semmens

October 12, 2018

Rachel Semmens moved to Point Lonsdale from Melbourne four years ago and is a social worker in the Geelong court system.

Bellarine – Liberals: Brian McKiterick

Bellarine – Liberals: Brian McKiterick

October 12, 2018

Brian McKiterick has been a police officer for 40 years and has served as mayor of the Surf Coast Shire twice.

Bentleigh – Labor: Nick Staikos

Bentleigh – Labor: Nick Staikos

October 11, 2018

Labor's Nick Staikos is hopeful to hold one of the most marginal seats in the election.

Morwell – Independent: Tracie Lund

Morwell – Independent: Tracie Lund

October 11, 2018

Standing as an independent candidate for the second time, Lund says she is a strong voice for change in the Morwell electorate.

Morwell – Liberals: Dale Harriman

Morwell – Liberals: Dale Harriman

October 10, 2018

Dale Harriman says community is at the heart of his motivation in politics.

Morwell – Shooters, Fishers and Farmers: Ricky Muir

Morwell – Shooters, Fishers and Farmers: Ricky Muir

October 10, 2018

Self-proclaimed “average Australian ”Ricky Muir is back, at a state level in Morwell.

Morwell – Labor: Mark Richards

Morwell – Labor: Mark Richards

October 10, 2018

Labor candidate Mark Richards hopes  to bring new job opportunities to the region after the closure of Hazelwood power station.

Morwell – The Nationals: Sheridan Bond

Morwell – The Nationals: Sheridan Bond

October 10, 2018

Sheridan Bond was well placed to win preselection in March over several other contenders.

Albert Park – Liberals: Andrew Bond

Albert Park – Liberals: Andrew Bond

October 10, 2018

Liberal candidate and local councillor Andrew Bond wants to tackle law and order, particularly the state's bail laws.

Bellarine – Labor: Lisa Neville

September 27, 2018

Lisa Neville has served as the Member for Bellarine since 2002, when she was elected in a large swing towards Labor.

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UPW 2018 Candidates