BY DI SNEDDON
Tonight (Wednesday) David Layzell was put forward as the candidate for the May 22 Upper Hunter by-election by the National Party.
Mr Layzell was voted in ahead of Singleton Mayor Sue Moore in tonight’s decision.
Around 50 members of the Upper Hunter National Party attended the meeting at Singleton Diggers Club.
Both gave a ten minute speech to the meeting and answered questions put to them by the floor.
Cr Moore was gracious in defeat and said she wished Mr Layzell a successful campaign.
Mr Layzell has been an active member in the National Party for nearly 10 years, including the last three years as Chair of the Upper Hunter SEC.
He says during this time he has met many members and shared a strong belief in the values of the party.
“I am passionate about the Hunter Valley and hope to make a greater contribution to our region,” he said.
Mr Layzell has provided the following information.
- I am 45 years of age and live in Clarence Town, Dungog Shire.
- I am married to Rachel Layzell (nee Gowing) from Muswellbrook, and we have 4 daughters.
- My education includes: TAS Boarding school in Armidale; Bachelor of Construction Management (UNSW); Masters of Business Administration (UQ).
- My recent work as a Construction Manager has included: Roberts Co on the Concord Hospital (current); Lendlease on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter project (2015-19); Abigroup on the Tamworth Hospital (2013-15).
- My involvement in the National Party includes: Active member since 2013; Chair of the Upper Hunter SEC (2018 – current); Treasurer of the Upper Hunter SEC (2016-18).