Murdock keen to get party nod
POTTSVILLE businesswoman Tania Murdock says she is “ready to move on” in her campaign to run as the National Party candidate for the Federal seat of Richmond despite a scandal last week over her driving licence.
Mrs Murdock, who with her husband runs two Pottsville pharmacies, is the only person to nominate as a Nat- ional Party candidate for the seat following the close of nominations on Friday.
But she must still go through a formal pre-selection process, with party members due to vote on Sunday, December 6, on whether to accept her as the candidate to take on sitting Labor MP Justine Elliot.
Mrs Murdock said she was now pushing ahead in seeking pre-selection, but was “certainly not taking anything for granted”.
“We have to go through the process of pre-selection,” she said. “I’m going to be speaking with the members and I’ve still got a lot of work to do. I’ve got a lot of support around me which I’m really pleased about.”