NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley today announced councillor Jeff Sundstrom as Labor’s candidate for Terrigal at the 2019 State election.

Jeff is a long time resident of Kincumber and has served the local community as a firefighter for more than 35 years and is now a councillor on the Central Coast council. He and his wife Jenny raised their children on the Central Coast.

Jeff knows that the Central Coast has been taken for granted as funding for TAFE, education and health has not been prioritised by the Liberal Government which is steadfast in its plan to spend $2.3 billion on two Sydney stadiums.

As a councillor Jeff has fought for the safe navigation of the Brisbane Water, it being important for both commercial and recreational boating.

NSW Labor knows just how important this issue is to the Central Coast and Gosford. For too long the responsibility for dredging has been the subject of finger pointing.

A Foley Labor Government will negotiate a permanent resolution to this issue and ensure that the NSW Government meets its responsibility to keep the waterways safe and open.

Jeff is committed to fighting for the people of the Terrigal electorate and making the Coast an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Mr Foley, who visited Terrigal on Monday, says Jeff has the knowledge and experience to take on the Liberals in an electorate that could find a much better use for the $2.3 billion the Berejiklian Government is determined to waste on Sydney stadiums.

Quotes attributable to NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley

“I’m delighted to have Central Coast advocate Jeff Sundstrom running for the Terrigal electorate. He’s someone with great conviction and commitment to the local community. 

“Terrigal will have a clear choice come next March – a government that puts Sydney stadiums first or Labor which will always put schools and hospitals before stadiums.

“Jeff would join a strong contingent of Central Coast MPs fighting for their communities on Macquarie Street.”

Quotes attributable to Labor Candidate for Terrigal Jeff Sundstrom

“As a parent and councillor, I have learned a lot about the issues affecting our community. 

“I’m passionate about this great community I live in and it is an honour to be formally endorsed as the Labor candidate for 2019.”