Hi and Welcome!
My name is Jeff Madden. Im a dad to four great children (most of the time!) I'm a truck driver and a traffic controller. I'm an ordinary Aussie.
I recently stood as an independent candidate in the 2017 New England By Election. I, like many others decided enough was enough. I was tired of being ignored and "brushed off" by our current sitting member. So what do you do when you feel this way? You stand as a candidate as I did.
I wasn't successful in unseating the current member but all was not lost. I gained 1.3% of the vote, 7th out of 17. Not a bad effort for someone that has never nominated before. Not to mention being a self funded independent, after all, my $5k campaign could never compete with the heavily funded campaign of the sitting member.I learned a lot about the political processes in a very short space of time.
i have decided to try and keep the momentum running, to build my public profile and nominate in the next election. I have a plan.... A plan to represent the people, Represent YOU, unlike our current self serving politicians. We need action on the issues that matter to the people, not just shrugged shoulders and deaf ears. With your help I intend to keep those bastards honest!! I know, it's a tall order but someone has to do it, and that someone may as well be me, a voice for the people, someone willing to LISTEN and ACT on behalf of the people FOR THE PEOPLE!
A short message for our current politicians: Those of you who say we need to make this country great again.... OUR country is already great! You just need to listen and act on the wishes of ordinary Australians and leave your self serving ways at the door.
See you all round the traps soon.