Speaking to the Eastern Reporter about the election campaign, Mr Moore, a petroleum engineer, said he had been inspired to run for politics after the 2010 federal election.
‘I didn’t think the people of Australia gave a definitive result and both major parties were hamstrung having to negotiate with interests and people who were representing a very minor portion of the Australian public,’ he said.
Mr Moore said in the ensuing years, he had decided there needed to be a bigger variety of people in public office and so he joined the Liberal party with the intention of becoming a federal politician.
‘I decided there wasn’t enough variety there (in Federal Parliament); there seemed to be an overabundance of lawyers,’ he said.
‘I’m one of the people from the real world who have been out here for the last 20 years, working away, who got disillusioned with what was happening on the federal scene, especially after the 2010 election, and wanted to put my hand up and make a difference.’
He said his engineering background could be an asset. ‘We (engineers) do not have knee-jerk reactions ” we coolly and calmly look at the facts and the figures,’ he said.
‘If there is a problem we try to sort it out with a solution that’s time-effective, cost-effective and then get the thing done instead of going through these endless loops of arguing.’
Mr Moore said his biggest concerns were the economy and the taxes, particularly the mining and carbon taxes.
Mr Moore said he thought the seat, held by Labor’s Stephen Smith for the past 20 years, was winnable for the Liberal Party.