The 26 candidates for Bega Valley Shire Council were asked to explain what they stand for in three words. Most responded by the time of publishing - their responses are listed in alphabetical order – but also standing are Fraser Buchanan, Anne Greenaway and Wayne Marmont. The election is on September 10.
Tony Allen: Return financial discipline.
Bob Arthur: Environment, security, honesty.
Robyn Bain: Stop buying buildings.
Michael Britten: Commonsense, leadership, continuity.
Carol Carmody: Roads, finance, infrastructure.
Daryl Dobson: Youth, jobs, tourism.
Jo Dodds: Community, integrity, sustainability.
Brenda Edbrooke: Tourism, employment, disable-friendly.
Russell Fitzpatrick: Transparency, accountability, honesty.
Tas Fitzer: Community, youth, progress.
Judy Geary: Due-process, transparency, accountability.
Cathy Griff: Collaboration, environment, justice.
Graham Lewis: Approachable, accountable, achiever.
Nathan Marshall: Community, honesty, respect.
Kristy McBain: Growth, opportunity, youth.
Mitchell Nadin: Time for change.
David Porter: Responsible, reliable, accessible.
John Richardson: Serving our community.
Liz Seckold: Caring for community.
Joshua Shoobridge: Community, vision, collaboration.
Sharon Tapscott: Inclusiveness, integrity, commitment.
Bill Taylor: Commonsense, honesty, respect.
Peter Whiter: People before politics.
Voting in council elections is compulsory and there is no absentee voting available. Pre-polling is now open:
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