NO BULL: Federal member for Wright Scott Buchholz is hoping to be re-elected by voters today.
NO BULL: Federal member for Wright Scott Buchholz is hoping to be re-elected by voters today. Rob Williams

The battle for Wright: Buchholz has unfinished business

YOU can't fatten the bull on market day.

That's the word from incumbent Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz.

The LNP candidate said he hoped the achievements he'd made in the region would speak for themselves at the election, as opposed to any last-minute attempts to woo voters.

Mr Buchholz, who has led the Wright electorate since 2010, said he still had "unfinished business" to complete if re-elected this year.

"I take nothing for granted," he said.

"I want to see the completion of the $1.1 billion second range crossing, I want to follow the $9.6 million Bromelton freight facility as it brings 1000 jobs in the future."

The divisional boundary of Wright covers the Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Scenic Rim Regional Council and parts of Logan City and Gold Coast City Councils.

The areas within the Wright division are diverse, ranging from small crops farmers in the Lockyer Valley to tourism at Tamborine Mountain.

"Wright is a diverse electorate bordering the Gold Coast and the Scenic Rim but one thing that unites the whole electorate is telecommunications," Mr Buchholz said.

"I want to see the NBN rollout that we've fast-tracked continue."

Historically the LNP has had a strong grasp of the Wright electorate, with Mr Buchholz taking out the top vote in both 2010 and 2013.

At the last Federal Election Mr Buchholz took out 47.8% of the primary vote and 61.8% after preferences.

The LNP candidate said he hoped to see the same support this year.

Mr Buchholz also said voters in Wright were tired of slogans and advertisements and were ready to make their choice.

"I think people are looking forward to being on the other side of the election," he said.

Today is set to be a busy day for the incumbent, who will be making his way around polling booths in the region.

"We've also got the Laidley Show this weekend which I'll be attending and the Scenic Rim Winter Harvest Festival," he said.

"I'll be getting around to as many booths as possible to thank our dedicated volunteers.

"I'm always humbled by their support."

Seven candidates will be competing for your vote in the Wright region this weekend.

The full list of candidates, in ballot paper order, include:

  • Pietro Agnoletto - The Greens
  • Rod Smith - Pauline Hanson's One Nation
  • Scott Buchholz - Liberal National Party of Queensland
  • Allistair Smith - Australian Labor Party
  • John Cox - Mature Australia
  • Barry Austin - Family First
  • Mark Stone - Liberal Democrats


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