More than 100 local residents, business owners and past and present Members of Parliament gathered at 40 Hornibrook Esplanade yesterday for the Official Opening of the Petrie Electorate Office.

The celebration began at 3PM with the arrival of Chief Government Whip and Member for Berowra the Hon. Philip Ruddock MP.

The Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP was pleased to see so much support and interest in the Petrie electorate.

“The Petrie Electorate Office is an avenue of assistance for local residents and business owners with Federal issues and concerns.”

“I’m thrilled that the celebration was such a success, and pleased to declare the Office officially open.”

Small business advisor and Office Opening guest Peter Solly said he expects only the very best from Mr Howarth MP.

“Luke is such a hard-working man, he’s done so much for the community in his role all ready and I’m certain he’ll continue representing the people of Petrie with sincere care and integrity.”

Founder of online community radio station 4WowFM Lewis Freeman said he was grateful to have Luke as a proud sponsor.

“Luke’s a fantastic guy and it was awesome to see such a good turn-out.”

“We look forward to working with Luke and helping him support the community in the future,” he said.

Special guests included: Senator Elect James McGrath; State Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services the Hon. Tracey Davis MP; State Member for Murrumba Reg Gulley MP; State Member for Sandgate Kerry Millard MP; Moreton Bay Regional Councillors James Houghton, Peter Flannery and Koliana Winchester; Brisbane City Councillor Norm Wyndum; and former Member for Petrie John Hodges.

Special thanks to Indian Brothers in Clontarf, 4WowFM and Robert Oatley Wines, and congratulations to the Hon Philip Ruddock MP who celebrated his 71st birthday yesterday.

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