Will Landers says he's going to make people in the Parkes electorate heard.
"I promise I'll bust myself to be heard. Because we need to be heard," he said.
Mr Landers is running as an Independent in the federal election.
The 45-year-old father-of-four comes from Coonamble.
He said people in regional areas had been forgotten by politicians.
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"We can't survive out here, it's as simple as that. I'm not doing it because I want to be a politician, it's what I believe in," Mr Landers said.
The Independent candidate said he was the "credible alternative" people had been waiting to run.
"For me to do this it should be a big statement for everyone. I'm an everyday person. I'm a tyre fitter and it's no different to the person making hamburgers for people or the person at the check out," Mr Landers said.
"When people like that have to go to this expense to make a different, to me it shows things are in a complete mess."
Mr Landers said he wanted to get a "fair share" of funding back for the Parkes electorate.
"These people are that worried about surviving out here," he said.
"We should be in a completely different tax bracket out here. The cost of living is so high in all these areas. We have to travel for health, we have to travel for education but we still pay the same tax as someone who lives in Sydney who can walk down the road. Our food is more expensive out here, everything is more expensive out here, but our tax rates are identical."
The candidate has been travelling through the electorate to meet with people and hear their concerns. At night he pulls out a swag to camp on the side of the road.
"I've got four boys and I've walked away from them to do this. But I want them to stay in Coonamble. I want them to stay in the region but people are leaving in droves," Mr Landers said.
"I'm fourth generation Coonamble. My family have been here since the 1860s."
At the moment, Mr Landers said communication, health and education services were all lacking.
"I'm going to make these people be heard. If I have to kick a door in I'll kick a door in. I don't toe a party line. I'll speak my mind all the time, no one will tell me what to say," he said.
The federal election will be held on May 18.
"I might not do any good but I hope I make a difference," Mr Landers said.