As a Labor man who has voted for and even stood for election with the party, Nico Matthews will be voting for Liberal candidate Justin Clancy on Saturday.
He has not fallen out with Labor, he simply believes Mr Clancy is the "strong voice" to sell Albury's needs to politicians in Sydney.
"He's young, he's a local business owner, a family man and he's definitely not doing it for the money," Mr Matthews said.
"I still vote Labor and I'll vote Labor in the upper house, but in the legislative seat down here I want the best person for the job."
"I don't believe he's up to knowing what we need. Running a small business is a big aspect of being a member because the state seat of Albury is a business and it's trying to get resources from Sydney," Mr Matthews said.
Mr Clancy said he was grateful for the endorsement, saying if elected he would have a responsibility to represent the whole community.
"I genuinely appreciate the support from people who are not usual Liberal voters. I value Nico's support in the regard," he said.
"I have spoken to some people who have said they don't usually vote Liberal, but will on this occasion.
"It means a lot."
Mr Clancy planned to continue campaigning at the Albury prepoll site in the lead up to Saturday's election.
"It's been a reasonably positive feel, which is great. It's in the voters' hands," he said.
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