DISABILITY advocate and support worker Anthony Pyle will contest the seat of Darling Range for the Greens WA in the June 23 by-election.
Mr Pyle said he could relate to residents struggling with the cost of living and the lack of job opportunities.
“I am a disability advocate and I believe we all have a right to a job, a home, an education, and a voice in our Parliament,” he said.
“I grew up in social housing, relying on the social safety net to keep me and my family safe and secure, so I know what it’s like to go without.
“The growing casualisation of the workforce has left people with little or no job security, often living pay cheque to pay cheque wondering if they will be able to put food on the table for their kids.”
Improvements to public transport would allow young people to access further education he said.
“The Greens are focusing on services for Darling Range, with public transport and other services severely lacking throughout many parts of the electorate.
“For families throughout the City of Kalamunda and Shire of Mundaring, a Green voice in parliament would mean a voice for services provision, action on climate change and a more secure job market.”
Mr Pyle spends his time off bushwalking in Kalamunda.
By Claire Ottaviano