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Mudgee Campaign Office Open for business

Mudgee Campaign Office Open for business

On Thursday 20 December, the Mudgee campaign office of independent candidate, Mathew Dickerson, officially opened. Local Elder Aleshia Lonsdale welcomed guests to Country before former Mayor of Mudgee (Emeritus), Denis Yeo, officially opened the Mudgee Campaign office.

This is the fourth campaign office for Mathew Dickerson with offices already opened in Wellington, Dubbo and Narromine. The opening of the Mudgee office aligns with Mr Dickerson’s strategy of ensuring that he reaches across the entire electorate.

Elder Aleshia Lonsdale said, “For a State Member to be successful, he or she needs to be aware of the history in the region and show respect to that region. Mathew has continually demonstrated he cares about people in the Mudgee region and respects our history. I am honoured to perform a Welcome to Country at the opening.”

Denis Yeo, officiated at the opening, offered his strong support for Mathew as  the next member for Dubbo.

The office is opened each week day at 82 Mortimer Street, Mudgee.

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Narromine Campaign office opens

Narromine Campaign office opens

On Friday 14 December, the Narromine campaign office of independent candidate, Mathew Dickerson, was officially opened. Local Elder Ruth Carney performed the Welcome to Country before Deputy Mayor of Narromine Shire Council, Councillor Dawn Collins, officially opened the Narromine Campaign office. In attendance also were former Mayors of Narromine Shire Council, Bill McAnally and Bob Barnett and current Mayor, Craig Davies.

This is the third campaign office for Mathew Dickerson with offices already opened in Wellington and Dubbo.

The opening of the Narromine office aligns with Mr Dickerson’s strategy of ensuring that he reaches across the entire electorate.

Elder Ruth Carney said, “Early on in the campaign, Mathew met with myself and a group of representatives of the Historical Museum. He listened intently to the group and followed up on several issues raised during the meeting. Having a representative who will listen and act for us is incredibly important. I was honoured to perform a Welcome to Country at Mathew’s opening.”

On 22 May when Mr Dickerson made his announcement, he made a commitment to visit all localities across the electorate and to be the voice of the entire electorate. Having multiple campaign offices in the electorate means he is better placed to deliver on that commitment.

79 Dandaloo Street, Narromine

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Dubbo campaign office, 102 Macquarie St

Dubbo campaign office, 102 Macquarie St

Independent candidate, Mathew Dickerson opened his official Dubbo campaign office on 20 November with other offices planned for Narromine and Mudgee and an office already operating in Wellington.

Aunty Margaret performed the Welcome to Country to begin the proceedings which saw Mathew’s official Dubbo campaign office open and ready for visitors from across the electorate.

Independent Mathew Dickerson has earned the endorsement of both former seat of Dubbo Members who officially declared open the candidate’s Campaign Office in Dubbo, with four months until the 23 March 2019 state election.

Mr Mason – Member for Dubbo from 1965 to 1981 – was a member of the Liberal Party; is a former Government Minister and a former Leader of the Opposition; while Dawn Fardell was the first ever female Member for the seat of Dubbo where she served from 2004 until 2011 in addition to serving on Dubbo City Council from 1999 until 2005 and is also a former Deputy Mayor of Dubbo City Council.

With twenty-three years of experience between them as state Member for Dubbo, Mr Dickerson was particularly honoured to earn their support.

“That’s a huge vote of approval,” he said.

102 Macquarie Street Dubbo.

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Wellington campaign office opens.

Wellington campaign office opens.

On Wednesday 14 November, local elder Aunty Glenda officially declared open the Wellington campaign office of Independent Mathew Dickerson. Mr. Dickerson officially launched his campaign on 22 May this year and has been travelling the 17,352.89 square kilometres of the electorate since then.

Mr. Dickerson believes in being accessible so, in addition to the ten different ways Mr. Dickerson advertises to contact him – including his personal mobile phone; e-mail address and social media – he will also have multiple campaign offices in the electorate.

Aunty Glenda was very pleased to be asked to cut the ribbon at the campaign opening. Mr. Dickerson also used the Wellington Men’s Shed to provide the furniture in the office.

The Wellington office is the first of these campaign offices to be opened and will give the public in the Wellington area easy access to Mr. Dickerson when he makes regular visits to the office.

Mr. Dickerson said, “As I have travelled the electorate and met with people in various locations, it seems obvious to me that some people in different parts of the region feel disenfranchised with their current representation. If elected, my job is to ensure I am representing all people across the electorate. I can’t open a campaign office in all 131 localities but I will open multiple offices to give the community better access to me. If elected, I will continue to travel the region on a regular basis and meet with people from all parts of the electorate.”

9 Nanima Crescent, Wellington

Mathew Dickerson announces candidacy for NSW state elections.

Mathew Dickerson announces candidacy for NSW state elections.

On 22 May 2018, Mathew Dickerson announced he would be standing as an Independent for the State electorate of Dubbo at the election on 23 March 2019.

Mathew is a self-made businessman who served twelve years on Dubbo City Council including five years as Mayor. He is a fourth generation local married to a fifth generation local and, with his wife Katrina, they have raised their four children locally.

Mathew is a true Independent listening to the electorate and giving people a voice.

Contact MATHEW on 0418 628 439 or e-mail on mathewdickerson@dubbo.com or use social media

Mathew clocks up 20,000kms travelling the electorate.

Mathew clocks up 20,000kms travelling the electorate.

He promised to visit every locality in the electorate and independent candidate, Mathew Dickerson, isn’t shying away from the challenge having clocked up 20,000 kilometres at day 182 of his campaign.

Mr Dickerson made that promise when he announced his intention to become the voice of the Dubbo electorate at the NSW state election 23 March 2019.

To date Mr Dickerson has visited and met with people in 48 per cent of those 131 localities across the 17,352.89 square km electorate. From Dandaloo in the west to Kains Flat in the East; Eurimbla in the South to Bundemar in the North; he is gradually ticking off the list in a face-to-face fashion to learn how people of the electorate want to be represented.

So far during his campaign, Mathew has held close to 1,000 meetings, sometimes with just one person and at other times he has delivered a presentation to a group of almost 100 people.

“Since my announcement in May this year, I have spent my time talking with people across the electorate either individually or in small groups to find out what matters to them.

“This is an old-fashioned authentic method of finding out what really matters to the people in this electorate.

“I will continue to travel the electorate right up until the election and then, if I am elected, I promise that I will continue to travel the electorate to continue to communicate with people across the entire electorate. This is no less than the people of this electorate deserve,” Mathew enthused. (21 November 2018)

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