Liberals select former councillor as election candidate
The Liberal Party has announced that former Gosford councillor Ms Deanna Bocking will be its candidate for this year's State elections.
Ms Bocking, an NDIS and aged care worker, said she understood the challenges the local community faced.
She said she would be an active advocate and "a strong voice for Gosford".
"I've always put my hand up to represent my community and advocate for important local infrastructure and services, previously as a local councillor, and now as the Liberal candidate for Gosford," Ms Bocking said.
"As we face the challenges in front of us, and look to seize future opportunities for the Coast, it's more important than ever that we have a strong voice in the Perrottet Government."
Ms Bocking said her work in the local community included mentoring and coaching at Woy Woy Weight Watchers, and that she had previously owned and operated a small restaurant and bar in East Gosford.
"Small business is the backbone of our local economy.
"After a tough few years, I'm optimistic that we're bouncing back.
"As a former small business owner, I understand the support local operators require, and I'll fight for their needs in the NSW Parliament," Ms Bocking said.
"This election is not only about our local community, but also about the future of our great state.
"I look forward to contributing to the Liberal team that will continue to manage our State's finances to deliver the infrastructure and services Gosford needs.
"Only the Perrottet Government has a plan to support NSW families by growing the economy, boosting their budget, strengthening frontline services and investing in our communities."
Media release, 9 Jan 2023
Chris Stone, Liberal Party of Australia.