REGION – Glen Dallimore is the Labor candidate for the Mayo electorate at the July 2 Federal election.
Mr Dallimore has a deep affinity with the Fleurieu Peninsula having visited the area for many years.
“I have been coming to Victor Harbor since I was a child,” Mr Dallimore said.
“It is an iconic, wonderful, classic town. On the Fleurieu Peninsula it has a whole different atmosphere to anywhere else.”
Mr Dallimore will attend many functions and events on the Fleurieu Peninsula over the next month and enjoyed the Whaletime Playtime festival on Sunday, May 29, with his children.
“The Fleurieu has its own individual issues and is a rapidly expanding area,” he said.
Over the past three years, Mr Dallimore has been on the ground floor fighting for the ships and submarines to be built in South Australia.
“We are happy so far, but there is still a long way to go on this subject,” Mr Dallimore said.
“Over the last five years I have worked as a ship builder and previously I worked on submarines.
“The main reason I am running for the seat of Mayo is because I have been living in the Adelaide Hills for 13 years and I have been disappointed the electorate has not received the attention it deserves.”
Working as a ship builder, Mr Dallimore has met with Federal Labor Party leader Bill Shorten on a number of occasions and has a strong relationship.
“He understands the needs and importance of employment in South Australia,” Mr Dallimore said.
Looking over local issues, Mr Dallimore said he was in full support of the RSL funding announced by current Member for Mayo Jamie Briggs.
“I would like to have communications with the RSL, as retirees and veterans do not get the attention they deserve,” Mr Dallimore said.
Mr Dallimore said he will be open to meetings with the community in the coming weeks at any time.
Jamie Briggs has been the Member for Mayo since 2008 and in the 2013 Federal election won the seat by claiming 53.82% of the vote to make Mayo a safe Liberal seat.
Alexander Downer held the seat for the Liberal Party over a period of 24 years from 1984 to 2008.