Port Adelaide

Gary Johanson

Gary is the SA-BEST candidate for the seat of Port Adelaide. He is very parochial when it comes to the Port.

As the Mayor of Port Adelaide Enfield since 2006, Gary knows what’s required to restore the Port to the thriving economic powerhouse it was before years of neglect by Labor. Meanwhile, the Liberals have been hopeless in making this tired government accountable.

Along with SA-BEST Leader, Nick Xenophon, Gary wants to steer the historic maritime hub towards another golden and prosperous era as the massive defence shipbuilding and submarine projects get underway.

However, he is concerned that the job opportunities awaiting thousands of local skilled workers could run aground unless there’s a significant commitment to provide more vocational training facilities to meet the expected demand. With SA-BEST, Gary pledges to reverse Labor’s dismantling of the Port Adelaide TAFE and Susan Close’s bungling of this key vocational training sector.

Gary is also aware of other challenges facing the Port’s resilient and fiercely loyal citizens that need urgent attention, including health, substance abuse and environmental protection.

Married to Vicky with three adult children, Gary is a well-known and popular figure in his community. After a period in the financial services industry assisting small business, he branched out into his own successful venture, Paint Supplies of SA, at West Lakes, and through it, sponsors many local sporting and service clubs.

You can contact Gary via email at gary.johanson@sabest.org.au or call the campaign office on (08) 8545 0400 and arrange to meet up with him to discuss any issue that concerns you in Port Adelaide. To view Gary's electorate page, click here.

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