Terry Young defied the predictions of some by winning a second term as the Federal Member for Longman in May’s election. However, he is now in opposition.
On first preference, Mr Young’s vote fell .4 per cent, but the ALP figure dipped 2.6 per cent to leave a comfortable margin of victory.
“The thing I am most proud of is, I promised when I entered politics I wanted to not get involved in the mud slinging, lying and deception that so often runs rank in our politicians,” Mr Young said on Facebook, after the result was announced.
“Thankfully I was able to win this seat running a positive campaign, always staying positive and talking things up, not being negative and tearing others down.”
Despite the Labor victory on May 21, Terry Young has since been able to see the Bribie Island After Hours GP service, which he championed, launch in October.
Mr Young also held his annual Seniors Expo and Job Seeker Expo, as well as attending club presentation days, attended openings of facilities at Morayfield Health Hub and assisted local organisations with grant searches and applications.
About Terry Young
Terry Young has deep local connections to this region. He grew up in Kallangur, went to Kallangur State School and Dakabin State High School.
He left school at 15 to chase his first dream of being a motor mechanic. It started as a driveway attendant at a service station.
After a month he switched to being a storeman the Errol Stewarts and Chandlers, worked his way up to sales, assistant manager and then store manager, across the road from his current Federal office in King St, Caboolture.
Having learned the ropes, Mr Young opened a Good Guys franchise in Morayfield and after selling it, switched to golf in 2001 and now has two Drummond Golf franchises.
Believing “retail is the best training ground for politics”, Mr Young stood for Longman at the 2019 election – and won.
In his maiden speech to parliament, he described Longman as the “most diverse electorate in Australia made up of 12,000 small businesses and no “big corporates”.
A keen supporter of environmental protection, Mr Young finished that speech saying: “I won't promise you perfection, but I promise you that will get 100 per cent of me. I will fight for you with every breath.”
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