Campaigning hots up as poll order finalised
By GLEN PORTEOUSglenp@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
NOMINATIONS for the upcoming council by-election have closed and already it is looking to be a tight contest. Campaigning will now be the name of the game when nominees try to entice voters to put a tick in the box next to their name.
The draw of the ballot, where the nominees are placed, has been completed.
The top of the ballot was drawn by Lenore Young and then Viv Pengelly, Rick Hansen, Julie Ingra and finally Stephen Mills.
Lenore Young is campaigning on a positive, commonsense approach to Gladstone's development and prosperity.
Viv Pengelly is pushing for a fresh blood approach with fresh ideas and commonsense towards how best to manage the city's infrastructure.
Rick Hansen wants to build a relationship of trust and respect and ensure he will provide an independent voice for pro-active ideas.
Julie Ingra has a desire to represent all citizens of Gladstone and the ability to make a unique contribution to community affairs.
Stephen Mills wants voters to know he has previous experience on council and is keen to put it back into practice if successful.
The election will be on February 18 and any person unable to make the poll can vote Postal or Pre-Poll by going to council office in Goondoon Street.