Nick McBride of Conmurra will represent the Liberal Party in the South Australian seat of MacKillop at next year’s state elections.
The seat which covers the state’s South East includes Flow regions Keith, Penola, and Kingston.
Mr McBride told Fairfax he was not anticipating the win and was “absolutely surprised” to have been named the candidate because of the tough competition from the other six candidates.
“It’s the most humble moment I’ve had for a long time and it took the wind out of my sails when they called my name,” he said.
Member for Barker, Tony Pasin commented on McBride’s win saying: “Nick has been an active and passionate member of the community for many years, heavily involved in agri-politics, and I have no doubt he will represent MacKillop with this passion, enthusiasm and experience in Parliament if elected next March.”
McBride took out six other candidates for the spot including Kristie McTernan, Derek James and Tom Dawkins, David Edwards of Padthaway, Peter Gandolfi of Millicent and Jo Edwards of Wolseley.
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