Wollondilly state candidates have made their cases about why you should vote for them.
About 200 people attended a meet the candidates event at Mittagong RSL Club on Monday night.
The event, which was hosted by Friends of Bowral, offered candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves and state their key priorities for the state seat of Wollondilly.
Highlands residents will cast their votes in the election on March 23.
Seven candidates spoke at the event including Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party candidate Jason Bolwell, Labor Party candidate Jo-Ann Davidson, Animal Justice Party candidate Heather Edwards, One Nation candidate Charlie Fenton, Independent candidate Judith Hannan, Liberal Party candidate Nathaniel Smith and Greens candidate Clive West.
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party candidate Jason Bolwell said his priorities included more services and infrastructure for the Wollondilly electorate, as well as the retention of a semi-rural lifestyle.
Meanwhile Labor candidate Jo-Ann Davidson said that hospitals, new schools and funding for TAFE were on her agenda.
Animal Justice Party candidate Heather Edwards said environmental issues, wildlife habitats and tackling climate change was important to her and her party.
One Nation candidate Charlie Fenton said tourism, funding for cookery apprenticeships and new schools were the items on his agenda if elected.
Independent candidate Judith Hannan said among her focuses were the return of local planning to councils as well as transparency and advocating for community interests.
Liberal Party candidate Nathaniel Smith said services at the hospital, an earlier commuter train, job creation and the backlog of school maintenance jobs were among of his priorities.
Greens candidate Clive West said environmental protection was important to his party.
The convenor for the event was Friends of Bowral’s Jan Wilson.
The speeches were followed by a question and answer session with members of the public.
Residents asked candidates about their stance on several topics including hospital funding, mental health services, infrastructure such as the national broadband network and arts facilities, junk food advertisements on trains and buses and the Station Street proposal.