Spud Shed king Tony Galati won’t contest Baldivis seat


Tony Galati’s political career was short lived but he has not ruled out running ‘down the track’.        Picture: Facebook
Tony Galati’s political career was short lived but he has not ruled out running ‘down the track’.        Picture: Facebook

Last Friday, Mr Galati announced on 6PR that he was planning to run for the newly created seat of Baldivis against Labor candidate Reece Whitby.

A short while later he revealed the announcement had been nothing more than an elaborate April Fool’s prank.

However, around 4pm the same day, Mr Galati again rang 6PR, telling Adam Shand that he had been overwhelmed by support since making the ‘announcement’.

“After today’s response and support, people have been ringing me up, it’s made me think I could do something for the community of WA,” he said.

“Baldivis means a lot to us and if we can support the people of Baldivis as they support me, if I can make a change, I’d definitely have a go.”

However, the prominent Perth businessman changed his mind when told by his lawyers that he would need to give up directorship of his company to run.

He told PerthNow his political aspirations were on hold for now before taking a swipe at the State’s current politicians.

“My company is where my passion is at the moment … I wasn’t aware of the impact (politics) would have at the time,” he said.

“There’s a message in this… the people want someone that can fight for them and who they can relate to,” he said.