Troy Grant: Natural born leader
Thursday 16 October 2014
Leader of the Government and Leader of the National Party in the Upper House Duncan Gay today congratulated Troy Grant on his election as Leader of the National Party and Deputy Premier of the NSW Government.
Mr Gay said Mr Grant had all the right qualities to be a strong leader.
“Troy encapsulates the decency of the old country party - he is a dedicated team player with a strong orientation to the people of the bush and all that rural and regional NSW stands for,” Mr Gay said.
“He has a strong sense of what is right for the community - a decorated former police inspector, who before entering Parliament, delivered a number of important community based initiatives.
“One of his most honourable achievements was the establishment of IPROWD – the Indigenous Police Recruitment Out West Delivery Project, which assists Aboriginal people gain entry to the NSW Police Academy.
“From the first time I met Troy in Dubbo, and he got out of his ute, I knew this man would make a huge contribution to the National Party.
“Troy has done us proud in his role as Parliamentary Secretary for Primary Industries, Member for Dubbo and most recently Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing and Minister for the Arts.
“Congratulations to Troy, his wife Toni and their children, who live and breathe the issues that impact regional NSW, particularly people of the west.
“I know Troy has the tenacity, passion and dedication to lead the National Party with vigour to the next election,” Mr Gay said.
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