Liberal candidate Chris Crewther visits
Liberal Candidate for Mallee Chris Crewther visited Rainbow at the beginning of last week as part of his campaign to take back the seat of Mallee. He is the youngest member to be selected as a candidate at 29 years old.
Mr Crewther is passionate about people being disadvantaged by where they live and is passionate helping better their lives. “I believe every individual is important, no matter where they live,” Mr Crewther said.
Mr Crewther wants to see better infrastructure, health services, telecommunications, job opportunities for young people and to make things easier for farmers, not harder. The Coalitions focus is on Rural and Regional areas.
Mr Crewther stated, “It’s the first time since 1993 that the Liberal Party has run in the seat of Mallee with two conservative parties going against each other. A lot of people want a choice and a change. The last time the Liberal Party ran for a seat in the Mallee we only lost by 1% going down to The Nationals 50.5% to 49.5%.”
Chris Crewther grew up in Horsham and went to school in Murtoa and Horsham. His mother Deb (nee McIntosh) was born and grew up in Jeparit. His grandfather Bob McIntosh was a farmer in Ellam. His ancestors pioneered farming between Jeparit and Rainbow. Chris’s father Barry was born in Mildura, and his father farmed at Cowarp. Chris has been married to his wife Grace since 2009 after they met in 2004.
Chris studied Law at Canberra and has two Masters, one being in International Law and the other in Diplomacy. He is also a qualified barrister/solicitor and has worked for several years as a lawyer as well as in Agriculture in imports and exports. He has had an interesting career which also took him to Kosovo working for the United Nations in International Law. The last 11 months have seen him work with the Shadow Minister for Veteran Affairs, Senator Michael Ronaldson.