Volunteer youth worker and Family First candidate Craig Haberfield said his passion is to see greater support for carers and opportunities for people with a disability.
"As a parent of a child with a disability I will advocate for greater recognition and support for carers in our communities," he said.
"Carers of loved ones due to age, sickness or disability are at a disadvantage in the south west often because of distance to access specialist services that are not available in our rural communities."
Mr Haberfield said addressing cost of living pressures would reduce stress on the family unit, small business and also the agricultural sector.
"The abolishing of the carbon tax, removal of red tape, reduced regulations, and greater support for families will help everyone," he said.
Mr Haberfield believes Family First offers a fresh alternative to the two major parties.
"We are a party that takes the view that impacts on the family unit should be the prism through which government policy is framed."
Mr Haberfield said he would be working hard to see that communities across Wannon received improved services and that small businesses are able to do business with the least amount of government interference and government related expense.
"Respect, compassion and courage are qualities I value and feel I am well equipped with to bring about positive change."