Corboy and Ryan in mix for Euroa


MARTY Corboy and Stephanie Ryan will battle for National Party pre-selection for the Euroa electorate ahead of the Victorian state election in November .

Meanwhile, member for Murray Valley Tim McCurdy will be the National Party candidate for the neighbouring new electorate of Ovens Valley.

And in Benambra, Bill Tilley has been endorsed as the Liberal Party candidate after no other nominations were received.

Mr Corboy and Ms Ryan were the only nominations for the Euroa seat, which has been formed in the wake of a redistribution that resulted in the demise of the Benalla electorate now held by Bill Sykes.

Dr Sykes will retire at the election after 11 years in state politics.

Nominations for pre- selection closed last Friday.

Mr McCurdy was unopposed and officially confirmed as the candidate on Monday.

The Ovens Valley electorate will include the Alpine Shire towns of Bright and Myrtleford, which were previously in the Benalla electorate, the entire Wangaratta municipality and parts of Moira Shire.

Mr McCurdy, who lives at Cobram, was a Moira councillor when he won pre-selection for the seat held by Ken Jasper for 34 years.

“I will start getting up further into the hills,” Mr McCurdy said.

“People need to understand their current member is still their current member until the end of November. But certainly over the next few months I will be getting up there to meet and greet people and start to understand the issues.”