Whyalla woman Karin Bolton has today been announced as Labor's candidate for the Federal seat of Grey.
The social worker with Country Health SA has spent her life working hard for her community after graduating from the University of Whyalla in a range of positions in the disability, aged, education and employment, human services and health sectors.
She is a passionate local who has a strong understanding of the issues affecting local residents and is hitting the ground running with her campaign.
Ms Bolton has a rich family history across the electorate of Grey. Her maternal grandfather surveyed the Morgan to Whyalla Pipeline, while her father's parents lived in Whyalla in the late 1930s.
Ms Bolton can recall stories about her grandparents living on Tank Hill in homes made of tin and hessian bags.
"I am passionate about the Grey electorate and would proudly represent the community that I have lived, worked and raised a family in for the past 26 years," she said.
"My work has given me the opportunity to work in Whyalla, Port Lincoln, and Port Augusta and across the broader regions encompassed by the seat of Grey.
"I believe our workers are the back bone of our communities, they deserve a decent wage, safe and secure employment. Our businesses need support to ensure their viability in regional economic environments.
"Our children need access to good quality education and training so they have real choices about their futures. We need a fair go and a strong voice.
"That's why I am working with the Australian Labor Party to build a better future for Grey and our nation."