LONG time media personality Russell Goodrick will stand for Mundaring and Kalamunda residents as the Western Australia Party candidate for the highly sought after Darling Range electoral seat.
Mr Goodrick has been a familiar face on WA television since 1974 as an award-winning Channel 9 newsreader and program producer.
In his new role as the Darling Range by-election Western Australia Party candidate, his agenda includes protecting the rural sector and local primary producers from cheap imported produce, public transport, 24-7 police stations and tourism.
“I don’t have to tell you that it is an amazingly beautiful and diverse electorate,” Mr Goodrick said.
“I’ve been passionate about the tourism industry for many years.”
The local advocate moved from the Eastern States to Kelmscott in 1976.
“Some years later, to live closer to the Tuart Hill studios, I moved to Bassendean, Mount Lawley and now Bayswater, all within the East Metropolitan region, but the Darling Range has always been the apple of my eye,” he said.
He is a board member for the Midland Chamber of Commerce and Men’s Health and Welfare WA.
The Western Australia Party is strongly opposed to the Federal Government’s proposition for toll roads in WA, which Mr Goodrick says penalises those living in the Darling Range.
“Toll roads penalise those who live in outer suburbs such as in the Darling Range electorate as they are more likely to drive long distances to work or for other reasons,” he said.
The Family Court, health and welfare and a greater share of GST revenue for Western Australian’s rate high on his agenda.
By Claire Ottaviano