OBA rolls out two more general election candidates
The One Bermuda Alliance today announced two new candidates to fight at the next general election.
Nandi Davies, will represent the OBA in St George's West and Scott Stewart will represent the Party in Pembroke East.
Ms Davis, a PA to an international business managing director, said at a press conference today: "I haven't been involved in politics before, but I feel compelled to get involved now for two reasons.
"The Bermuda I knew when I was growing up is disappearing quickly. The things that made us call this Paradise and Another World are disappearing so quickly that if we don't do something about it now, they will disappear completely, leaving behind just another struggling little place scarred by crime and ignorance and poverty.
"I have a beautiful two year old boy, and there is nothing that focuses your mind so completely as having a child. I want my son to be happy, well-educated and successful, and to grow up in a place without the danger and the pressures that push so many young people towards wasting their lives in crime and idleness.
"I have something to offer the people of this country, I have something to offer you. I know first-hand how important education is to being able to live a life that is personally fulfilling, and that also allows people to contribute to the community they live in."
And Mr Stewart, a guest house manager and chairman of the shadow tourism board, added: "Bermuda is at a crossroads and it is time for all of us to make a difference. This is why I am here today.
"I have been offered that opportunity by the One Bermuda Alliance – a party whose principles I believe in with all my heart: Responsibility, Integrity, Transparency, Fairness, Inclusiveness and Service.
"I stand here to offer a choice to the people of Pembroke East. The constituency has the power to bring change to Bermuda.
"People can send the message that they no longer want business as usual, that they no longer want more of the same, and that their vote must not be taken for granted.
"For some, change will be difficult because they have supported one team most of their lives. But times change, circumstances change; and there is the enduring ever-present hope that tomorrow can be better.
"I have lived in Pembroke all my life and know my neighbours to be hardworking, warm people with a great sense of community. They want an economy that makes it possible for them to build careers, grow their businesses and earn enough money to feed, clothe and educate their families, pay their bills and have something left to enrich their lives."
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