One Nation faithful quits after 'threats to family'
He has stood as a candidate for One Nation at both a Federal and State level.
But Damian Huxham said that threats made against his family and himself meant he would no longer contest elections.
"Due to recent threats made to family members and myself, I am stepping down from active candidacy within the party, effective immediately," he said in a statement.
"Nominations are now open for the upcoming federal election in our federal seat of Hinkler and I'm more than happy to support the chosen candidate once announced, after they complete the preselection process."
While he never claimed the seat of Hervey Bay or Hinkler, Mr Huxham regularly received a high percentage of the vote.
But he said he needed to prioritise the safety of his family.
"The safety and care of my family has to always remain my number one priority" Mr Huxham said.
"Thank you to those who have stood with us, by us and supported our campaigns and our team over the last six years.
"We set about to create positive changes for the betterment of our region and gratefully, most of our localised policies have been adopted by local, state and federal governments.
"It has been an honour, to have been afforded the opportunity to represent Pauline Hanson's One Nation.
"I would encourage as many people as possible to get behind the party because 'nothing changes if nothing changes' and there is no other party that listens and continuously works for a better Australia."
Mr Huxham said he had closed down his party page.
Originally published as 'Threats to family': One Nation faithful quits amid safety fears