Four candidates indicate intention to contest Riverina at the Federal election

Riverina candidates (clockwise) Michael Bayles (Greens), Richard Foley (United Australia), Mark Jeffreson (Labor), , Michael McCormack (Liberals).
Riverina candidates (clockwise) Michael Bayles (Greens), Richard Foley (United Australia), Mark Jeffreson (Labor), , Michael McCormack (Liberals).

As of this week four candidates have indicated they will contest the seat of Riverina, which includes Cowra, at the May 18 Federal election.

Labor has preselected Wagga businessman Mark Jeffreson as its candidate.

Mr Jeffreson runs a financial services firm with this wife and has lived in Wagga since 1987 and was born at Holbrook.

The Greens preselected Michael Bayles, a retired food technologist from Wagga.

Mr Bayles grew up on a dairy farm in Tasmania and has lived in the Riverina for the past thirty years, with the last eight in Wagga.

Wagga plastering business owner Richard Foley says he will run to put Australians first and give voters a real alternative.

The Narrandera-born Mr Foley will be the United Australia Party candidate in the yet-to-be-called election.

The final candidate, at this stage is sitting member Michael McCormack.

Mr McCormack has lived and worked in the Riverina all his life.

He was raised on family farms at Marrar and Brucedale and went to school at Saint Michael's Regional and Trinity Senior High Schools in Wagga Wagga.

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