NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has announced Martin Rush as the Country Labor candidate for Upper Hunter in next year’s March State election.
Mr Foley said the experienced politician had the right credentials to take on the Liberals in the seat.
“I’m delighted to have a candidate like Martin Rush running for the Upper Hunter electorate.” he said.
“He has shown his conviction and commitment to the local community over a number of years and he will make a great addition to Labor’s strong line up of candidates.”
Mr Rush has been a fierce advocate for protecting agricultural land, for a return of State Government mineral royalties to the Upper Hunter, for TAFE, jobs and for hospitals and health services.
From 2000 to 2003, he worked as a solicitor in private practice – principally performing legal-aid work on rural court circuits. Since 2004, Martin has practiced as a barrister in commercial, industrial and safety law. He has been the Mayor of Muswellbrook since 2008.
“I look forward to being part of a strong Labor team in country NSW; a team that has a progressive and fair plan for rural and regional communities,” Mr Rush said.
“I have lived in country NSW my entire life.”
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