UAP endorses candidates for Gellibrand, Kooyong, Goldstein, Menzies and Hotham
The United Australia Party has endorsed candidates for the Victorian lower house seats of Gellibrand, Kooyong, Goldstein, Menzies and Hotham, Federal Leader Clive Palmer announced today.
The candidates are life coach Lisa Bentley (Gellibrand); business owners Steven D’Elia (Kooyong) and Wayne Connolly (Goldstein); aged care worker Brett Fuller (Menzies) and machine operator Jin Luan (Hotham).
Married with two young boys, Lisa Bentley, has lived in the Gellibrand electorate for more than 40 years, running as an independent in the 2018 Victorian election for the seat of Williamstown.
She completed a Bachelor of Social Science in 2012, was employed as Career Pathways Coach for two years at Brentwood Secondary College after completing 250 hours of placement and later opened a life coaching business as a sole proprietor in Williamstown.
Lisa has been actively involved in the community as a volunteer youth football coach and is a member of multiple sporting organisations.
Steven D’Elia trained as a sign-writer and started business at 20 years old, performing work for clients including the National Tennis Centre, Stockland Developments and various other corporate and commercial companies.
Currently involved in small business coaching, he also believes in giving back to the community and has undertaken several volunteer roles including foster care, Make-A-Wish Foundation and most recently took time off to teach EFL English to students in Indonesia and Russia.
“I am excited to join the United Australia Party and stand up for everyday day Australians who are being neglected by the major parties,’’ he said.
Married with a young son and with another child on the way, Wayne Connolly has worked hard in the local area his whole life, running small businesses and working in telecommunications and IT.
He is an avid start-up investor and educator with B.Sc. of Chemistry and a Graduate Certificate in Computing Systems.
A long-time printing machinist, Brett Fuller changed his career path in 2006 becoming a personal care attendant with Estia Health.
Married with three sons, the Ferntree Gully resident has strong family values and a great work ethic. He is actively involved with local sporting clubs and schools.
A machine operator with Corex Plastics in Dandenong, Jin Luan joined the United Australia Party to fight for a fair go for ordinary Australians.
He has worked in a variety of roles including tool making, small business, assembly worker and factory hand.