Katter’s Australian Party leader and Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter has announced the candidate for Maranoa as Anthony Wallis.
A fifth generation farmer, Anthony is married and has four children.
He owns and runs a farming and grazing enterprise at Hannaford on the Western Downs.
On his property, he grows dryland cereals and runs meat sheep.
After completing an agricultural degree in Gatton he moved to Dalby, spending five years working for an agri-business consultancy.
An opportunity arose to manage the family farm and he and his wife took this on and have recently purchased the business.
He understands that agriculture and mining have a strong connection with the regional centres that support them.
His experiences working in a regional town, and having invested personally in the agricultural sector, give him an excellent understanding of the issues that are relevant in the Maranoa electorate.
“I believe the major parties are letting the rural and regional areas down and that change on the political landscape is desperately needed."Anthony Wallis
Anthony says he shares the concerns of locals, believing that the whole region has been taken for granted by the Liberal Nationals.
“I believe the major parties are letting the rural and regional areas down and that change on the political landscape is desperately needed,” he said.
Mr Katter says the Party and Anthony have the same values as the region, and will be aggressive representatives on rural and regional issues.
“Many locals look over to the neighbouring Kennedy electorate with envy at the $220m+ that was spent on dams and other irrigation schemes. Maranoa does not have to be left behind, if we choose Anthony Wallis and KAP,” Mr Katter said.