INDI Nationals’ candidate Marty Corboy wants the dust to settle from his eight-month campaign leading into the 2016 federal election before he considers his forward political aspirations.
The Wangaratta businessman told the Advertiser yesterday that his wife, Annaliese, was shortly expecting their seventh child and that his family – and getting back to his administrative role in the Corboys’ stockfeed production enterprise – were priorities.
Mr Corboy said he had been approached by many Nationals to consider nominating to contest the vacancy created in the Victorian Legislative Council by the resignation of Damian Drum.
Mr Drum was the Nationals’ Member for Northern Victoria until he challenged for the federal electorate of Murray.
He was successful, defeating the Liberal’s Duncan McGauchie in a run off for the seat long held by the Liberals’ Sharman Stone.
Nationals’ delegates from seven Legislative Assembly electorates which make up the Northern Victorian parliamentary region, state councillors, party management board members and eligible parliamentarians will now choose a replacement for Mr Drum in the Legislative Council.
“Considering the recent federal election result in Indi and the significant contribution my family and business has made over the past nine months, I do not feel that it is appropriate for me to nominate for the vacant position and will therefore not apply for pre-selection,” Mr Corboy said.
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