Ken will stand again as Burnett issues challenge for Flynn
FLYNN MP Ken O'Dowd hasn't made a statement directly regarding Gladstone deputy mayor Matt Burnett's interest in his job.
But he did confirm he had submitted his nomination to represent the LNP at the next election - which Mr O'Dowd maintains will be next year despite recent speculation it could be called early.
Mr O'Dowd is serving his second term as the member for Flynn - an electorate stretching west past Rolleston - after winning by just 5720 votes, out of the two major parties, in 2010.
He grew up on a farm west of Mt Larcom, belongs to the National Party and is hopeful he will win a third term.
"It hasn't always been plain sailing," Mr O'Dowd said.
"But that is part of the fun and I always enjoy the challenge. There's no denying the next election will be tough.
"I wouldn't expect anything less.
"I expect every candidate will have supporters and detractors, but I would ask the people of Flynn to consider my experience and track record when they go to the ballot box next year."
Mr O'Dowd says he has delivered on every one of his election promises securing more than $1.5 million for the electorate plus the $12.5 million for the Kin Kora roundabout in Gladstone.