Popular Clarence Valley mayor Richie Williamson has been defeated in his bid for Nationals preselection to the federal seat of Page, currently occupied by Labor member Janelle Saffin.
Preselection went instead to Kevin Hogan, who ran against Ms Saffin in 2010.
Apart from sharing a name with a worldwide motivational speaker and a US gay porn star-turned English teacher, the web reveals little about Mr Hogan, who is a Clunes-based farmer and superannuation agent.
Asked how many of the 100 votes Mr Hogan won by, National Party spokesperson Murray Lees told Echonetdaily that the party doesn’t reveal that information.
He did say, however, ‘Kevin gave an extraordinarily good speech and was very strong. The first thing Richie said is that he’s going to do everything he can to get him [Hogan] elected.’