Nats’ young gun steps down
Lachlan Hunter will step down as President of the Western Australian Young Nationals on Friday.
Mr Hunter, 22, said after three years in the chair it was time to “give someone else a go” as he was a strong believer in succession and renewal.
“It is time for another Young Nat to step up and take the reins of this small yet mighty organisation,” he said.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the role and look forward to assisting the new President and continuing to work within The Nationals WA party proper.”
Mr Hunter is the fifth generation of a farming family and grew up on a 10,000 hectare wheat and sheep farm at Bruce Rock.
Member for the Agricultural Region, and Patron of the Young Nationals, Hon Martin Aldridge MLC said it had been a pleasure to work with Mr Hunter.
“Lachie comes from a long line of Bruce Rock locals who have played key leadership roles within the party," Mr Aldridge said.
“He has displayed an outstanding commitment to regional WA and agriculture while inspiring many young people to become more engaged in politics.”
The Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies paid tribute to Mr Hunter’s work ethic.
“It’s been fantastic to have such a talented and committed President of the Young Nationals,” Ms Davies said.
“Under Lachie’s stewardship the Young Nats have played a significant role in shaping party policy and driving new membership.
“I look forward to continuing to work with Lachie in the future.”
Mr Hunter said a new executive would be elected at Friday’s Young Nationals annual general meeting.
He thanked his family, the Parliamentary Members and State Executive for their support.
“It has been a great privilege to sit amongst such a strong group of regional leaders and to contribute to discussions and deliberations on behalf of the Young Nationals,” he said.
“The biggest thank you goes to my family for being my sounding board and offering endless encouragement.”
The Young Nationals is for people aged under 32 who want to make sure the views of young people are heard in Australia’s Parliaments.
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