Being a cab driver, Daniel Jones says he understands a broad section of the community and how it works.
"I've been selling Dubbo for a long time. As a cab driver you're the first person they meet when they come here. I've been telling people Dubbo is a great pace to live, raise a family and do business," he said.
Mr Jones is the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Parkes election, which will be held on Saturday, May 18. He lives in Dubbo and has been driving cabs on-and-off for the past 27 years.
"I met the guys who built Burger Urge when they first came to town. They obviously came here with intent to set up business but I was telling them everything they needed to know about the town and was telling them to employ local kids," Mr Jones said.
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"I got them in the cab again when they had finished building Burger Urge and they said they were going to employ local people.
"Being able to take that to the federal level is something I want to bring to the electorate."
Mr Jones said he has always had in interest in politics. However, he said it took time to mature political philosophy and decide where he identified.
There was a lot of dissatisfaction with the political landscape, the Liberal Democrats candidate said.
However, he said he was "in the middle" and understood everyone's issues. If elected, he would represented about 150,000 people in the Parkes electorate.
"It's been a very steep learning curve but I'm used to steep learning curves," Mr Jones said.
"I've gone from basically thinking that the while job was just representing people's views but I realise now that part of the job is weighting up arguments and deciding whose arguments are better and being a good judge and a good arbitrator."
One of the issues Mr Jones said he had been hammered with were property rights. He said farmers were not happy with the native vegetation laws.
He's also against the proposed River Street bridge. The $140 million River Street bridge would start from from Thompson Street, near the Newell Highway, along a new road and follow the river bank. It would then cross the river to connect to the highway near River Street.
Mr Jones said the bridge was a "white elephant project".
"Essentially what happens is that [the government] don't know how to drop it. It's got everybody up in arms, they're all upset," the candidate said.
He said the Menindee fish kills - where about one million fish died in a 40 kilometre stretch of the Darling River - was another big issue for the region.
"It should have been environment first, domestic use second, livestock third and crops fourth. That's what I've been told, as far as feedback," Mr Jones said.
The candidate said his core belief was that good government should try to find the balance between government and civil liberties.