Jason Brandon named Labor candidate for Kennedy

Jason Brandon named Labor candidate for Kennedy

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Mount Isa mining industry professional Jason Brandon has put his hand up for the difficult task of unseating Bob Katter in Kennedy.

Mount Isa mining industry professional Jason Brandon has put his hand up for the difficult task of unseating Bob Katter in Kennedy.

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We don't know yet when the next federal election will be, but we do know now who Labor has endorsed to stand in the seat of Kennedy.

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We don't know yet when the next federal election will be, but we do know now who Labor has endorsed to stand in the seat of Kennedy.

Mount Isa mining industry professional Jason Brandon has put his hand up for the difficult task of unseating Bob Katter who has held the vast north Queensland electorate since 1993.

Mr Brandon is employed at Mount Isa Mines in the Occupational Health and Safety field.

He is a husband and father of one, vice president of the Mount Isa Agricultural Show Society committee and is active in his local church and community.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese welcomed Jason to the Labor team.

"Jason will play a critical role in Labor's campaign in Queensland; fighting for more jobs and apprenticeships, job security by criminalising wage theft laws and strengthening the manufacturing industry," Mr Albanese said.

"We need someone like Jason down in Canberra who is not afraid to stand up to the cuts and chaos of Scott Morrison that are holding back regional Australia.

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"Under a Labor Government, we'll always make sure all Queenslanders get their fair share and regional Queenslanders have a voice in Government."

Speaking this week to the monthly meeting of the Mount Isa Branch of the ALP, Jason called upon party members to work as never before to win the seat of Kennedy for Labor.

"I stressed the need for local people to have an input into policies which I can take to the Labor Federal Leadership Team," Mr Brandon said.

"I'm energetic, determined and ready to roll up my sleeves, get my hands dirty and fight for what our region deserves.

"As a father and a husband, with another child on the way, I'm standing up to ensure that no family across this vast electorate is left behind."

Jason joins Labor's team in North Queensland, including Senator Nita Green and candidates Elida Faith in Leichhardt, John Ring in Herbert, Shane Hamilton in Dawson and Senate candidate Edwina Andrew.

It's up to the prime minister to name the election day and there's an eight-month window of opportunity from November 6 this year to May 21, 2022.

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The story Jason Brandon named Labor candidate for Kennedy first appeared on The North West Star.

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