BRISBANE lawyer Amanda Stoker, who has been chosen to replace George Brandis as Liberal National Party senator for Queensland, has a connection to the Redlands going back 10 years.
In Cleveland to meet with party members on Friday, Ms Stoker said it was nice to come back to the Redlands.
“I was a candidate for pre-selection at the time the party chose Mark Robinson, who has been doing a great job for the area since,” she said.
She was still uncertain as to where her office would be.
“It’s not decided yet but I’ll be here often and helping wherever I can.”
Ms Stoker said she was interested in infrastructure and creating job opportunities, particularly for the long-term unemployed and young people.
“I’m really interested to make sure we’ve got quality educational opportunities,” she said.
“At the moment we spend a lot of money on education but Australia’s place in the rankings isn’t as high as it should be.
“I’m all for seeing how we can do better so we can create the best opportunities for the next generation.”
LNP leader Deb Frecklington welcomed Ms Stoker after her selection by the party on March 10.
“Amanda brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the LNP team and I’m confident she’ll be a strong voice in Canberra,” she said.