Luke Bolton didn’t always want to be in politics.
In his younger years he had a passion for cooking and was an apprentice chef all over Perth. After spending a few years cooking in Newman he decided to go to Edith Cowan University to study a double major in Communications. He still has this passion for food today as he currently runs a small restaurant in Denmark.
For around 10 years Bolton worked across many different companies and organisations, such as Western Power, WA Famers Federation and other big brands.
He is currently working full-time for a non-profit home support organisation adapting its name and brand.
Bolton is now a candidate for the Nick Xenophon Team, where he first on the ticket for a WA Senate seat.
“I read he was pulling a team together and I put my hand up,” Bolton answers, when asked why he joined Nick Xenophon’s party.
He explains that he joined because it’s a ‘centrist’ party. Meaning they won’t ever hold Government but they will hold them accountable to their actions and promises.
“I reckon I have a good chance,” Bolton said, “people are tired of the major parties and they like Nick Xenophon as he makes sense and wants fair outcomes for all Australian’s.”
He aims to give people the feelings of self-worth and belonging, which he hopefully will achieve if he is elected.
Bolton is passionate about giving a voice to those who need it the most and wants to achieve a fair society that gives all Australian’s the same opportunity.
“I got into politics because I want to make a difference and to listen, engage and represent the wishes of Western Australia.”
If elected, Bolton would like to focus on the shipbuilding and farming industries to replace the success of the mining boom.
He claims that the party of the mining boom is over and we need to look ahead.
Bolton is an avid user of social media posting multiple times a day on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
“I manage the lion's share with help from a member of my campaign team.”
Xenophon describes Bolton as “softly spoken with a background in communications and marketing,” and, “someone who was used to talking to media behind the scenes rather than in the spotlight.”
The second candidate on the Nick Xenophon team ticket for WA is Michael Bovell.