Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced that Mount Isa man James Bambrick will contest the state seat of Traeger for Labor at the forthcoming state election on Saturday October 31.
The Premier said that James had the experience and energy to be a strong voice for the people of the Traeger electorate, a seat held by Robbie Katter since 2012 (a seat original known as Mount Isa).
"We need local champions to help deliver our COVID-19 economic recovery plan in their area, to support businesses and restore local jobs," Ms Palaszczuk said.
"I'm delighted to welcome James Bambrick to my team and I'm looking forward to working with such a well credentialed community champion."
Mr Bambrick said that he was proud and delighted to be receiving the endorsement and support of the Australian Labor Party, the Premier, and her ministers.
"This Premier and her Government are on the side of Queenslanders. Our Premier has and continues to demonstrate real Leadership in a world, which is crying out for it, and as such we are getting results," Mr Bambrick said.
"Our government's nation leading health response has kept Queenslanders safe and healthy, and put our State in the best possible position for economic recovery.
"I will work alongside my local community from Charters Towers to the Gulf listening to their concerns and as a member of the government I will have access to the Premier and her ministers and not just be part of a minute team of headline-hunting minor opposition party members."
Mr Bambrick said he had spoken with the Premier and Minister Anthony Lynham on Sunday to discuss the issues confronting the electorate.
"I will be seeking a full briefing on the CopperString project from the company, as I believe that this project will provide jobs, wealth, opportunities and development for the people from Townsville to the Gulf," he said.
"I will fight for the people that I represent and will hold community meetings around the electorate where I will listen to the people whom I represent but just as important report on what I have done and what I have achieved for the people of my electorate."
Mr Bambrick was born in Mount Isa and attended the Good Shepherd Catholic College where he served as school captain.
He is employed at Mount Isa Mines as an underground loader operator.
James' father, Jeffrey has lived in Mount Isa since the age of nine along with his mother Lynette who was born in Dajarra and has lived here most of her life.
James and his partner Michelle have two children Rikki and Peyton.
He recently contested the Mount Isa City Council elections where he received the highest number of votes by an unsuccessful candidate.
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