Carroll leaves coast


WHEN Mary Carroll was offered an executive position with the National Party in Brisbane, she couldn't pass up the opportunity to further her experience in politics.

The former Livingstone Shire Councillor finished packing her belongings in boxes yesterday, preparing to take up her new position as State Secretary for the National Party in Brisbane on Monday.

Ms Carroll, who stood as a National Party candidate for the seat of Keppel at last year's State election, said she was looking forward to her new job which not only encompassed her political passions but also her work skills and experience.

"It's an exciting executive position and many of the duties involved are similar to what I have done in the past," she said.

While the role is a more supportive than Ms Carroll is used to, she said she had not given up her political career goals.

"I will always have political aspirations," she said.

"This is the right decision for now and I'm not ruling out the possibility of any future political office."

Ms Carroll said while she was looking forward to the challenge of her new position, she was also sad to leave the Capricorn Coast.

"Any transition has an element of sadness but as one chapter closes, another opens," she said.

"The Capricorn Coast will always be my home and we will make regular visits."

Ms Carroll said she was looking forward to being able to help to refresh the National Party for political success.

She also spent more than 10 years as the Capricorn Coast Tourist Organisation general manager.



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