Richard Pascoe, Labor's candidate for Hinkler has lived in the electorate for the past 18 years, having moved here in 2000 to commence his teaching career.
Having raised 4 children in the area he knows how wonderful it is to call the Hinkler region home, but also knows the importance of supporting local jobs and developing new infrastructure to support industry and develop new job opportunities.
Now working as an Organiser with the Independent Education Union, he has worked with many teachers and schools to advance and support education in the Bundaberg and Fraser Coast area. Richard has always supported the call for greater funding to ensure all students, regardless of their location, receive the best possible education. He is passionate about developing programs that support the needs of students throughout the Hinkler electorate.
Richard understands the needs facing the people in the Hinkler area and will be a strong voice in Canberra, putting the needs of the community first.