Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Nominations now closed for the 10 September 2016 Clarence Valley local government elections - final candidate list

There are nine elected councillor positions being contested at this Clarence Valley local government election and twenty-one candidates vying for a seat in the council chamber.

This is the list of names which will eventually appear on ballot papers on Saturday, 10 September:

Baker, Andrew – Harwood, land and property developer, incumbent councillor, standing as Independent
Bates, Keith – Grafton, self-employed, former journalist & internet marketer
Clancy, Greg - Coutts Crossing, ecologist, small business owner, stood as candidate at 2012 local government elections, now standing as The Greens candidate
De Roos, Joy – Ilarwill, former age care worker, stood as candidate at 2012 local government elections
Ellem, Peter – Wooloweyah, former editor at The Daily Examiner, former Labor candidate at Clarence state by-election receiving 28% of  the vote, standing as Independent
Ellem, Trevor – Grafton, former Ulmarra Shire councillor
Hagger, John - Waterview Heights, creator of The Clarence Forum, standing as Independent
Hughes, Sue – Yamba, President Yamba Chamber of Commerce, incumbent councillor, standing as Independent
Kingsley, Jason - Great Marlow, incumbent councillor, standing as Independent
Lysault, Arthur – Grafton, former general manager Grafton District Services Club, only candidate in 2015 council by-election so elected unopposed without a vote by the electorate, incumbent councillor, standing as Independent
McKenna, Margaret - South Grafton, accountant, small business owner, incumbent councillor, standing as Independent
Novak, Debrah - Yamba, freelance photograper, community activist, standing as Independent
Riggall, John – Maclean, real estate agent, small business owner, Maclean Chamber of Commerce president, standing as Independent
Rogers, Peta - The Whiteman, standing as Independent
Saunders, Ian – Maclean, former council employee, secretary Greater Maclean Community Action Group, standing as Independent
Simmons, Jim - Maclean, accountant, incumbent councillor, standing as Independent
Tibbett, Brett - Lanitza, CEO Grafton Ngerrie Local Aboriginal Land Council, standing as Independent 
Toms, Karen – Yamba, small business owner, incumbent councillor, standing as Independent
Tunks, Ursula - South Grafton, former police officer, standing as Independent 
Wells, Marty – Grafton, member Clarence Valley Cultural Committee, attempted to crowd source funding election campaign at, standing as Independent
Williamson, Richie - Coutts Crossing, 2GF radio presenter, incumbent councillor and current mayor


Now the ballot draw is over, this is the ballot paper will look on 10 September, according to Marty Wells posting on the Clarence Forum:

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