Australian Christians candidate Jamie van Burgel has emphasised his continuing relationship with the Canning area and completely agrees with the majority of residents that a candidates’ connection to the electorate is very important (63% as per the latest ReachTEL poll).
Unlike the candidates chosen by the major parties, the Australian Christians candidate, Jamie van Burgel has spent his entire life living within the electorate of Canning. Jamie is 33 years old, married and has four young children. He is no stranger to the political arena either, having been a candidate in the seat of Canning in the 2010 Federal Election and the seat of Armadale in the 2010 by election (where he gained 20 First Preference votes and 30% of the two party preferred voted) and 2013 state election (were he gained 7% of the primary votes).
When asked why he is standing again Jamie stated that he believes that “having a viable conservative option to vote for is important and being a true local I believe that I have a distinct advantage in understanding what issues are important to the residents.” Jamie also noted that “I feel privileged to have known and worked with Don Randall who initially helped me along in my fledgling political career many years ago and whenever I am out and about in the electorate I am reminded of his mantra of “You Talk, I’ll Listen”.
Jamie is a strong Christian and will unapologetically stand up for ‘traditional marriage’. Jamie hopes that those residents of Canning that would like to send a similar clear message to the Government can do so by voting 1 for him on the 19th September.
The next Federal Election will be held in 2016.
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