Environmental activist and local union organiser Asren Pugh will be seeking preselection nomination to run for Labor in the seat of Ballina at the 2019 NSW state election.
‘This bungling Liberal National Party state government is prioritising building new sports stadiums in Sydney, rather than local services in the bush,’ he said.
He says he would focus on issues such as high-quality health and hospital services, and local public education from preschool to university.
Other priorities include homeless, refuge and disability services, public transport and tourists paying their ‘fair share through a bed tax instead of lumping residents with higher council rates.’
‘I want local roads that don’t pop your tires.’
Mr Pugh joins Ballina Shire Deputy Mayor Keith Williams, who threw his hat in the ring for ALP preselection last month.