A councillor and business owner born in Albury will represent the Nationals in the Eden-Monaro by-election.
Queanbeyan-Palerang regional councillor Trevor Hicks was chosen by National party branch members through an online video preselection on Saturday morning.
Mr Hicks, who lives in Captains Flat, served as a Palerang councillor from 2012 until the amalgamation and was elected deputy mayor of the merged council in 2017.
Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Michael McCormack said the new candidate provided choice for voters in the diverse Eden-Monaro communities.
"Trevor has been a part of the wider Eden-Monaro community almost all of his life and is committed to getting right around this large electorate in the four weeks leading up to polling day," Mr McCormack said.
Mr Hicks said he had a strong connection with regional Australia and business experience in the cities.
"I want to do my best for the people of Eden-Monaro, representing their needs in the Australian Parliament and importantly be at the decision table to deliver results as part of this government," he said.
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