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Small business owner to represent McEwen

The Nationals are thrilled to have a strong community member and small business owner James Anderson as their Candidate for McEwen.

A born and bred Shepparton man, James grew up on the outskirts of town in the community of Kialla Central.

James feels lucky to come from a family of five that believes in supporting and encouraging old school family values, education, sporting clubs, community groups, faith, the arts, hard work and holidays.

After graduating from Norte Dame College Shepparton and a gap year in America, James studied at Deakin Geelong whilst playing football, working as a concreter and travelling overseas once a year. After graduating from university in 2009 he pursued as many opportunities as possible to experience and learn.

After an internship in Jakarta Indonesia, a PR graduate position in Melbourne, he went and worked on cattle stations in the Kimberly WA. Following this time James started Earthworks Projects as a civil construction project manager and consultant that promoted economical and environmental sustainable construction methodologies and products to local governments in regional VIC, NSW and TAS through his experience in his family owned earth moving business. 

It was in Indonesia, where James worked with an influential political communicator and advocate of accountability and change that he became interested in the political landscape. James love of the bush, its people and their opportunities led him to become a member of the National Party.

James believes there are many great business and lifestyle opportunities in regional communities so he bought Tallarook Rural Supplies in January 2016. James enjoys this opportunity to work and build a business in the bush, be a part of the community and hang out with his dog.