State Member for Orange Andrew Gee has today announced his resignation following five years representing the communities of the Central West in the NSW Legislative Assembly. “It has been an honour to work with local community members, community groups, and also my fellow members of Parliament on a range of issues and projects that have been close to the hearts of those in our communities,” Mr Gee said.
“More than anything though, it has been an absolute privilege to represent the communities of Orange, Molong, Cudal and the Cabonne Shire, Gulgong, Mudgee, Wellington, and more recently, Parkes, Forbes, Canowindra, Eugowra, Peak Hill, Trundle, Tullamore, Bogan Gate and their surrounding districts. “I’m proud of the policies, projects and infrastructure that together we have been able to secure over the past five years and I’d like to think that during my time in the NSW Parliament I have been able to help make a difference for those living in the Orange electorate. The ones that I am most proud of are the ones that have saved lives.”
“Life is short—and we are all just here in a blink of history’s eye. And political careers are even shorter than that. So while we are occupying these positions, we need to get things done because at the end of the day politics is not about the offices we hold, or the titles we have, it is about delivering lasting benefits that make life better for the people that we represent. That is the essence of politics,” Mr Gee said.
Mr Gee stated the Orange Electorate Office would continue to remain staffed, providing assistance to the general public on state government matters.