Haris Strangas: The young Australian of Greek heritage running in the NSW local elections

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The NSW local government elections are set for December 4 and according to ABC News, there are quite a few diverse, young Australian candidates this year.

Among the list is Haris Strangas, a young Australian of Greek heritage who is running for a seat in Sutherland Shire for the Liberals.

READ MORE: Here are the candidates of Greek heritage running in the NSW Local Government elections.

“I want to give back to the community that has given my family and I so much. I am passionate about supporting small businesses through the reduction of red tape,” Mr Strangas told the national broadcaster.

The NSW local government elections are set for December 4.

Research by the New South Wales government found people aged between 18 and 30 are the most under-represented in local government, making up 16 percent of the population but only 4 percent of councillors.

Mr Strangas, whose running mate Hassan Awada immigrated from Lebanon in his 20s, said that young people brought a “youthful exuberance and new ideas to the table.”

He hopes to see more youth elected.

“In recent years, I have personally seen an increase in candidates from diverse backgrounds representing the Liberal Party. I hope to see this trend continued.”

Source: ABC News.

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