QUEENSLAND Labor has formally endorsed Bronwyn Taha as the Labor candidate for Whitsunday in the forthcoming state election.
Ms Taha, 43, who is among the latest group of Labor candidates announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, came within 218 votes of securing victory in Whitsunday at the last Queensland election.
She said she was honoured to be given the opportunity to again represent Labor on Ms Palaszczuk's team.
"I'll be working hard right up until election day to win the support of Whitsunday residents," she said.
"I'm committed to making sure our region receives the help it desperately needs to get back on its feet after the devastation of Cyclone Debbie."
A Midge Point resident and Whitsunday local for more than two decades, Ms Taha is heavily involved in the community and is a member of the Proserpine Progress Association.
She has spent most of her working life in the hospitality industry, including running her own restaurant, and has gained extensive, first-hand knowledge of the issues facing regional Queenslanders while travelling throughout the state for the past two years as an organiser for the ALP.
Ms Palaszczuk said Ms Taha would be a tenacious advocate for Whitsunday residents.
"I want Bronwyn on my team to be a strong local representative for North Queensland," the Premier said.
"She passionately fought to stop Tim Nicholls' and Campbell Newman's cruel cuts and privatisation agenda at the last election, and has been a real community leader over the past two years."
The seat of Whitsunday is currently held by the LNP's Jason Costigan.
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