A surprise candidate has thrown her hat in the ring for Clarence at the state election next month. Yamba woman Debrah Novak is running as an independent.

Ms Novak will host a number of forums across the electorate where you can contribute your views and opinions on a range of issues. Other candidates are welcome to attend so we can all hear what voters want.

If you would like to get involved or would like to find out more about Debrah Novak’s campaign and how she plans to support the Clarence visit her website www.votenovak.com , phone or text M:0499796297, or email votedebrahnovak@gmail.com

Join me in my political journey to become an Independent State Member for the Seat Of Clarence and be inspired by a new dawn of Australian politics, where people and communities matter.

I have lived, worked and played in most corners of the Clarence Electorate for over 30 years and believe this unique region is worth holding onto for future generations.

I am not a career politician and have had no desire to enter into politics until recently when I attended a ‘Democracy Workshop’ in Melbourne.

This workshop hosted by the ‘Voices 4 Indi’ grassroots NFP group featured guest speakers Simon Longstaff from the St James Ethics Centre and former Federal MP, Independent Tony Windsor.

The workshop and speakers were inspirational and gave hope our community voice could be heard and make people and communities matter again.

This is my sole reason I have decided to stand as a candidate for the Seat of Clarence to put our communities front and centre of the political debate.

As an Independent candidate, it is a daunting task to take on the might and money of political parties.

However after much careful consideration, many sleepless nights and the approval of my three children I made my decision.

What gave me the fire in the belly was the protest march I attended in Sydney organised by the NSW Farmers Association.

Front and centre of this march were the NSW Country Women’s Association who marched for the first time in their 90 year history.

5000 country folk travelled to Sydney to take part in the march.

I figured if these amazing folk had it in them to step up for the first time then I needed to do the same.

If our political parties and politicians are not protecting their people and land, ordinary Australians must step up and become heroes.

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