Milton real estate agent Grant Shultz has won preselection in the NSW South Coast seat of Gilmore filling the position left by incumbent MP Ann Sudmalis after she announced in September that she would quit politics at the election
Above: South Durras to Tuross Head will be seeing a lot more of Grant Schultz in the coming months as we approach a Federal election.
Mr Shultz is the son of former federal Liberal MP Alby Schultz who many will remember as a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from October 1998 to August 2013, representing the Division of Hume in New South Wales Mr Grant Schultz heard of his endorsement at the Liberal Party at a party meeting where was voted backed with a vote of 40 ‘yes’ votes to 9 ‘no’ votes. Mr Schultz told the Beagle he still has to be formally endorsed Liberal Party state executive before being able to speak publicly about his intentions for Gilmore and was hoping for news in the next day or so. Though not so well known in the south of the electorate Mr Schulz is well known in the north via his community service and as a local licensed Real Estate Agent in the Milton area central to the electorate. Serving as a Federal Police Officer and United Nations Peacekeeper for 28 years he also holds Diplomas in Business (Frontline Management), Investigations (Government), Risk Assessment and Public Safety (Policing) and is a recognised expert in the interpretation of criminal law and legislation with extensive skills in negotiation, people management and conflict de-escalation. All good skills for Federal Parliament.
Mr Schulz moved to Milton in 2009 with his wife Rebecca and two children. Along with a host of service awards Mr Schulz is a member of Rotary and sponsors both the Blessing of the Fleet Festival and the Milton Show, and is the sole sponsor of the inaugural Timbercutters Festival