Drusi Megget will contest the seat of Port Macquarie as The Greens candidate in the March 23 election.
The Port Macquarie resident is no stranger to election campaigns having previously stood as a Greens candidate in state and council elections.
“I’m passionate about the environment and how we need the environment before anything else or we won’t have a habitat on this planet,” Ms Megget said.
She said caring for the environment, our community and actively taking a stand for climate change had and always would be her number one priority.
“We are seeing with the dry conditions in Tasmania and the unprecedented wet conditions in Townsville that something is happening and it will get worse unless we change our ways,” Ms Megget said.
“The sooner we turn this around, economically the better it will be.
“It will cost more if we delay than get on with the job.”
Ms Megget, a retired TAFE teacher, is actively involved in community organisations and environmental groups.
They include Climate Change Australia, Friends of the ABC, the Knitting Nanas, Port Macquarie Bridge Club, U3A, weaving at the Arts and Crafts Centre and outrigger canoeing with the Port Macquarie Maroro Club.
“We have to make changes now for our children and grandchildren,” she said.
“I am standing for the Greens to create as much public awareness of issues that affect our area and to represent the people who are as concerned about the future of our environment as much as I am.”
Ms Megget expects an exciting six weeks between now and the election day.
“I’m happy to talk to anybody about anything that is worrying them,” she said.
Sitting Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams is The Nationals candidate for the March election and Peter Alley will contest the seat of Port Macquarie for Country Labor.
Mrs Williams has been the Port Macquarie MP since 2011.
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