I’m putting my hand up to represent our community and no one could be prouder than me to be Labor’s candidate for the Gosford by-election.
I have lived on the Peninsula and been teaching on the Central Coast for 20 years.
Labor’s values are my values: fairness, equality, justice and inclusion.
I’ve spent my working and sporting career advocating for these values and would be grateful for the opportunity to do that, on your behalf, in Parliament.
I became an incomplete paraplegic in a bike crash at the age of 19.
During my rehabilitation, I fell in love with the sport of wheelchair basketball, my newfound passion took me on to seven Paralympic games.
I won two silvers and a bronze in wheelchair basketball and then two gold medals in sailing in London and Rio.
It was during this time I decided I wouldn’t limit my success to the sporting arena.
I have dedicated my life to advocating for the most vulnerable in society from my work with Sports Matters, which I co-founded, my work with Safe Work NSW and my ongoing advocacy in the disability sector.
I love the Central Coast and am proud to call the Peninsula my home.
I want to be a strong voice for this community. I am determined to ensure the Central Coast get our fair share.
Elect me and send a strong message to the Liberal State Government that Gosford and the Central Coast will not be taken for granted.
SOURCE: Media statement, 31 Mar 2017
Peter Duggan, NSW Labor Party