Candidate for Lyons

A Small Business Owner

Lives in Brighton

It’s not about blocking, it’s about building. As a small business owner, I know how hard it is to get a dream off the ground and I know how hard government can make it to earn an honest crust.

I’m an average bloke who wants to do right by his family, his community and his state. I’m sick of looking at a ballot paper every election and having to hold my nose. I don’t want to whinge about how bad politicians are. I want to do something about it, and be a decent one.

You don’t owe me your vote. You don’t owe anyone your vote. I want to earn it, like I’ve had to earn everything in my life. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Why I’m running

A big help for small business

Businesses are being slugged with thousands of pages of regulations before they even get off the ground. Small businesses take risk, create jobs, build something from nothing. Let’s back them, instead of getting in their way.

Rural Lyons is being left behind

If you’re living in the midlands or on the East Coast, good luck getting in to see a local GP. Driving two hours to get down to Hobart to see a doctor just isn’t feasible for many people.

Home ownership shouldn’t just be for millionaires

When I bought my first house I was a third-year apprentice mechanic. You can’t do that these days. I want my three kids to be able to buy a home one day, just like I did. And that dream is slipping away.

You shouldn’t need to wait half a day in the emergency department

The Liberals and Labor Party blame each other for why our hospitals are bursting at the seams, but they’re both to blame for the mess we’re in. I’m sick of finger pointing. It’s time we got in and fixed things.

A word from Jacqui about Troy

Lyons deserves an MP like Troy. He’s the sort of guy who turns up when you need him, and doesn’t leave until the job is done. That’s the kind of person you want in your corner when your back’s against the wall.

He’s not running to make himself look good. He wants to do good things for Lyons. That’s about the best reason I can think of for why anyone should be involved in politics.

And he’s got the record to show he can do it. He’s built himself up from pretty humble beginnings, and turned himself into a success. He volunteers, he creates jobs for Tasmanians, he raises a family and he cares about making Lyons the best place it can be.