11 April 2019
Independent candidate for Warringah Zali Steggall OAM has welcomed the announcement of the 2019 federal election.
The working mother, family law barrister and Olympic medallist said May 18 would provide a real opportunity for the people of Warringah to choose a new, fresh and exciting era for the electorate.
Since declaring her candidacy on January 27, 2700 supporters have registered on Ms Steggall’s website, with 900 volunteers signing on.
Her campaign has received over 1000 individual donations from across Australia, at an average of $250 per person.
“My campaign has gained amazing momentum since I announced my intention to run.” Ms Steggall said.
“Now we know the date of the poll, my team and I are focused on continuing to provide a new voice for Warringah.”
“From talking to people across the entire electorate, it is clear Warringah wants to move on.”
Over the past two-and-a-half months, Ms Steggall has campaigned on:
- Opposing Bill Shorten’s changes to franking credits, negative gearing and capital gains tax.
- Supporting lower taxes, especially for small and medium businesses.
- Supporting the Northern Beaches tunnel done right.
- Leading the clean energy boom and driving opportunities in new technologies, renewables and clean transport.
- Strong climate change action.
- Bringing honesty and integrity back to politics.
She said it was clear the people of Warringah were excited to have a new choice on federal election day.
“Many in the electorate feel abandoned by the coalition’s move to the right and frustrated by its failure to embrace real action on climate change. Moderates do not feel represented by the current LNP.”