With the State Election coming up on October 31 and pre-polling opening on Monday 19th, the candidates have now been drawn for the ballot. Here is a little information about the candidates.
Be sure you look into the candidates further as Living in Logan do no endorse or recommend any candidate for the election and we have listed candidates in order of the official ballot.
Andrew Caswell – Liberal National Party
Andrew Caswell is husband and father of three and has worked as a customer service engineer since 2014. Andrew is a strong voice of advocacy and will provide just that for locals if elected to represent the region of Waterford.
It is this combination of positively juggling personal and professional life along with his customer relation skills, that has allowed Andrew to become the prime candidate able to effectively interact and listen to community needs.
Andrew recognises that Queensland’s unemployment rate has skyrocketed under the Labor Government and the mismanagement of the state and the Waterford electorate has been detrimental to the economy.
Lachlan Smart – The Greens
Information still pending.
Shannon Fentiman – Australian Labor Party
Shannon Fentiman is Queensland’s Minister for Employment and Small Business, and Minister for Training and Skills Development.
Shannon holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Hons) from QUT and a Master of Laws from Melbourne University. She was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in 2007.
Prior to her election to the Queensland Parliament as the Member for Waterford, Shannon worked as a solicitor. She has considerable experience in employment law having previously worked as an industrial advocate and as a Judge’s Associate in the Supreme Court of Queensland to her Honour Justice Atkinson.
Shannon has also been a board member of the Logan Women’s Health and Wellbeing Centre, Secretary of the Centre Against Sexual Violence in Logan and the Duty Solicitor at the Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre.
Kim Miller – Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
Miller grew up in western Queensland before going off to boarding school at the age of 12. He learnt to drive and shoot at an early age, leading him into his first job driving stock trucks in Tambo. In 1982, he was working for oil companies driving fuel tankers in Brisbane when the opportunity came to purchase his own truck and later started his own business carting fuel across western Queensland. He added helicopter mustering to his business in 1990. Miller moved his business to Brisbane in 1997 and in 2006 sold the business and semi-retired. He has since spent three years working in the mines as well as doing some land developments in Beenleigh and Eagleby.
Ben Olsen – Civil Liberties & Motorists Party
Information still pending.
Lanai Carter – Independent
Lanai Carter is a passionate patient advocate who has advocated for patients’ rights for the past 6 years since her son was diagnosed with a brain tumour and epilepsy. Her advocacy has focussed on patient rights and efficient and affordable access to medicines.
Prior to this Lanai’s experience has included small business management and over 10 years in business development including senior and national roles predominantly in the Mortgage and Finance Industry.
Lanai holds a Graduate Certificate of Management from the Australian Institute of Business, Diploma in Financial Services, Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Cert IV in Mortgage Broking and has completed Landmark Education training, she has a love of learning and is a hard worker.
She has represented Australia as an advocate at the Inaugural Global Medical Cannabis Summit in the British Virgin Islands and she has regularly spoken at events across Australia through her advocacy.
Lanai has lived in the Waterford electorate for over 19 years and is proud to call it home.