House of Representatives Candidate for McEwen, VIC
Jeff Truscott was born in Hamilton, Victoria in 1955 to diligent working class parents. The family moved to Ballarat, then Melbourne when Jeff was 13 years old, to provide their children with a better education. Jeff was fortunate to attend what is now Glen Eira Secondary College, taking full advantage of the opportunity.
His parents wisely encouraged their children to attend a Christian youth group. At 17 to 18 years old, Jeff began to attend church at an inner Melbourne Christian church. This experience laid the fundamentals for his interest in truth and justice and the foundation for the way he lives his life and interacts with others to this day.
Around the same time he met an attractive young lady, whom he latter married at age 21. Together they had two children, whom have both given them grandchildren. Jeff is still married to his teenage sweetheart of around 43 years..
Jeff’s early career included working for the Reserve Bank of Australia in an administrative capacity, before eventually deciding to further his education. After relinquishing his position at the Reserve Bank of Australia he embarked on part-time studies at Ridley College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Theology in 1995. Shortly afterward he completed some medical units at La Trobe University. He has now returned to Ridley and is working toward an MA in Theology.
Recognizing that he must make a contribution to those around him, Jeff worked quietly as a young man, running weekend children’s classes, visiting prison inmates, and assisting in various community activities. More recently he has utilized his qualifications by teaching adults at evening classes, speaking on selected weekends at the church he attends, and focusing attention on destructive social/political issues.
Concerned at the erosion of Judeo-Christian principles that underpin our society, Jeff was one of many who wrote a formal submission to the Federal Government a few years back, protesting the proposed homosexual marriage legislation. Prior to that, he ran as a House of Representatives Candidate (for another political party in 2010) Rise Up Australia Party in the 2013 Federal and in the Victorian State election in 2014 achieved a good result in all elections in his electorates.
Jeff has carefully considered the platform of Rise up Australia Party, and is honoured to join them in restoring truth and justice in the political arena. He is looking forward to serving the people in the seat of Mc Ewen, Victoria.
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