CONTROVERSIAL Latrobe City councillor Christine Sindt has declared her intention to stand as an independent candidate for the seat of Gippsland in the July 2 federal election.
Cr Sindt came to national prominence through social media posts attacking Gippsland MHR Darren Chester over his stance on the same sex marriage debate.
She has presented the following statement explaining her candidacy:
“I am very proud of my Gippsland heritage, and it would be an honour and privilege to represent you.
“With our natural resources of farming, forestry and fishing, and creativity, we can change our futures.
“The metamorphosis of Morwell Primary Schools is a shining example of community working together to change the lives of our children.
“I would like to see this happen right across Gippsland, from Morwell to Mallacoota, in conjunction with Federation University, in the new Parliamentary term.
“With a background in physical science, my focus is to build on Gippsland’s engineering expertise in mechatronics, robotics and 3D printing and to take up manufacturing opportunities in defence and aerospace.
“Our RAAF East Sale Base provides training opportunities, and Mahindra Aerospace builds one of the safest, most durable, and economical utility aircraft in the world. A vote for me is a clear Yes for Christian values.”