Boosting employment and educational opportunities in regional areas are priorities for party preselection candidate.JARROD WHITTAKER January 22, 2014 4:44am
Stephanie Ryan and Ardmona farm machinery dealer and lucerne grower Michael Gaffy discuss the new Euroa boundaries.
A senior adviser to Victorian Nationals deputy leader Peter Walsh has announced she will seek the party’s preselection for the seat of Euroa.
Stephanie Ryan has previously worked for Victorian Deputy Premier Peter Ryan and former Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu.
The 27-year-old said she was seeking preselection to boost employment and educational opportunities in regional areas.
‘‘A lot of people are concerned about the number of young people who leave the electorate and don’t return,’’ Ms Ryan said.
‘‘Jobs are at the heart of that.’’
She named transport and infrastructure as priorities if she won preselection.
‘‘If I am preselected, I will work to obtain funding for the Benalla Education Regeneration Project and to improve train services on the north-east and Shepparton rail lines,’’ Ms Ryan said.
‘‘Ensuring that the individual concerns of constituents are addressed promptly will also be a priority.’’
During her time working as a media and policy adviser, Ms Ryan said she had policy input into a range of areas.
She has worked across a range of policy areas, including regional development, sport and recreation and veterans affairs.
‘‘One of the proudest achievements of my career to date has been working with Peter Walsh to develop the Coalition’s water and agriculture policies for the 2010 election,’’ she said.
The seat of Euroa became vacant after Nationals Benalla MP Bill Sykes announced his retirement at the November election. Following last year’s boundary redistribution, Benalla was abolished and Euroa created in its place.
Ms Ryan was born at Murchison, where her family ran a 120
‘‘My family’s connection to the region extends back to the mid-1800s. My mother grew up in Myrtleford and was a Tanner, one of Greta’s settler families,’’ she said.
‘‘My father’s family first came to the Goulburn Valley when my great-grandfather became the postmaster at Dookie.’’
Former Nationals Senate candidate Martin Corboy has also announced he will seek preselection for Euroa.
Nationals nominations close on Friday, January 31.
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