Berri-Barmera councillor and well-known Riverland radio personality Trevor Scott will stand in the Riverland-based seat of Chaffey in the March state election.
Mr Scott said he has a passion for the region and has been a strong advocate for better services and infrastructure.
"As a broadcaster I was able to make some difference, as a councillor I have continued to make a difference but I think as the member for Chaffey I could have a real impact that would help improve the lives of the people of Chaffey,” he said.
“Rural and country areas seem to be constantly forgotten until it is election time or the community raises its voice. I want to make our issues heard and not just at election time - but the only way to do that is to get as many regional people into parliament as possible.
“We want equal health care for regional people put at the top of the agenda, to get power and water costs back to an affordable level and for roads and infrastructure in our regions to get the funding and attention that is long overdue.”
Australian Conservatives MLC and lead Legislative Council ('upper house') candidate Robert Brokenshire said many would know Trevor’s voice from breakfast radio and would know his heart for the region and the people.