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STEVE Whan (pictured) has been endorsed unopposed as the Country Labor candidate for Monaro at the 2015 State election.

Mr Whan expressed his appreciation for the support and trust of local Country Labor members.

"I'm asking the people of Monaro for their support in March 2015 so that I can ensure our region gets the service and the investment it deserves from the State Government," Mr Whan said.

Mr Whan had served the electorate for two terms before National John Barilaro was voted in at the last election.

Mr Whan said he had delivered results for the community during that time.

"I offer the electorate the experience and the knowledge of how to get things done, experience that will produce results in the future," he said.

"As a senior Shadow Minister and former Minister I will be able to give the Monaro community a very influential voice not only in the Parliament but in the next Labor Government.

"I'm happy to have my record of delivering hospitals, major road improvements, ambulance stations, sports facilities, new schools, new water and sewage schemes truthfully examined by the voters, I'm also happy to stand on my record of being up front and honest at all times with the people of Monaro and for putting the electorates needs first.

"Our area also needs someone who will speak up against the Abbott Government and their attacks on Medicare, hospitals and their decision to scrap the roll out of super-fast broadband in Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra, Bungendore, Braidwood, Cooma, Jindabyne and Bombala.

"I will hold the Nationals to account for their cuts to local roads funding - including massive drops in funding for the Kings Highway - and their failure to live up to their promises as well as debacles like the LLS."

Mr Whan said that under the NSW Nationals' the area has seen public sector jobs disappear in Cooma, Jindabyne and Queanbeyan, and unemployment in the capital region has increased.

"It's not good enough to have a local Member whose only response to serious issues is to dismiss them with a 'she'll be right' attitude or with glib claims that everything was worse under Labor. We've had enough of slogans and a Member who waits until eight months out from an election to start doing anything," Mr Whan said.

"My commitment to the people of Monaro is that if you elect me I will be on the job representing you every day of the four year term."

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