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Libs reveal election hopefuls

Gareth McKnightSound Telegraph
The Liberal Party have named four candidates for the Rockingham and Kwinana region — Malcolm George will contest the seat of Baldivis, Bianca Talbot the seat of Kwinana, Wendy Baumann the seat of Rockingham and Luke Muscedere the seat of Warnbro.
Camera IconThe Liberal Party have named four candidates for the Rockingham and Kwinana region — Malcolm George will contest the seat of Baldivis, Bianca Talbot the seat of Kwinana, Wendy Baumann the seat of Rockingham and Luke Muscedere the seat of Warnbro. Credit: Sound Telegraph, Gareth McKnight

The Liberal Party has endorsed four candidates for the State election seats in the Rockingham and Kwinana region, with the Telegraph meeting the quartet last week.

Wendy Baumann has been named to run for the seat of Rockingham and vowed to focus on the issues of drug abuse and homelessness in her campaign.

Originally from New Zealand, Ms Baumann moved to Perth in 1995 and has a background in senior management roles in private firms and real estate.

Malcolm George has been endorsed for the new seat of Baldivis and wants to help small businesses and to stimulate local jobs.

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His other priorities for the Baldivis area include a strong police presence targeting hoon drivers and an increase in recreational facilities for young families.

Luke Muscedere will contest the seat of Warnbro and hopes his experience of holding frontline management positions in the private sector will resonate with the business community.

He has lived and worked in mining areas and has a strong stance on the State’s economy and wants to create wealth and prosperity in the region.

Bianca Talbot has been endorsed as the Liberals’ candidate for Kwinana.

She is in the final year of a law and politics degree and has worked as a personal trainer for more than five years.

Ms Talbot is also the current secretary of the Western Australian Legal Theory Association and the director of communications for Australian and New Zealand Students for Liberty.

The quartet will run with current MLC Phil Edman, who will again contest the Upper House South Metropolitan Region ballot.

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