Seven Greeks standing in NSW state election
So far seven Greek Australian candidates will be running in the NSW state election next month.
Candidates of Greek Australian heritage representing the Australia Labor Party in the March 26 elections include current sitting member for Wollondilly and Minister for Water and Corrective Services, Phillip Costa MP; current sitting member for Charlestown and Parliamentary Secretary for Housing Matthew Morris MP; candidate for Drummoyne, Angelo Tsirekas; candidate for Riverstone, Michael Vassili; candidate for Rockdale Stephen Kamper; and candidate for Campbelltown, Nick Bleasdale.
John Hatzistergos MLC who is the Attorney-General, Minister for Citizenship, Minister for Regulatory Reform, Vice-President of the Executive Council, and leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, is a current sitting member of the NSW Labor Party who is not up for re-election, as he is member of the Legislative Council Sophie Cotsis.
Patrice Pandeleos is a Liberal candidate running against Labor Premier Kristina Keneally for the seat of Heffron in the NSW state elections.
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