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MAYORAL RACE: Sexologist will run for top job

A SERIAL candidate is after Ipswich's top job. 

Sexologist Dr Patricia Petersen this morning said her name would be on the ballot paper to be the city's next mayor.

She says she isn't afraid to take on sitting councillors Paul Tully and Andrew Antoniolli who both intend to run.

Who would get your vote for Ipswich Mayor?

This poll ended on 14 July 2017.

Current Results

Patricia Petersen

64%

Gary Duffy

9%

Paul Tully

11%

Andrew Antoniolli

15%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

This isn't the first-time Dr Petersen has taken a tilt at public office in Ipswich.

She was a candidate at the 2016 Local Government elections.

She stood for Division 3 and polled fourth, out of six candidates, with 1005 votes.

Kerry Silver was the successful candidate with 2693 votes, followed by Jim Dodrill with 2322 votes and Danny Donohue on 1948 votes.

In 2013, Dr Petersen also unsuccessfully ran for mayor on the Sunshine Coast and in 2009 took at tilt at the seat of Bundamba but lost to J-Ann Miller.

Dr Petersen, 53, said she is about to start work at a community legal centre as a paralegal. 

Bizarrely, she was photographed outside the Brisbane police watch house the day former Mayor Paul Pisasale was charged recently. She said at the time she was there to support a personal friend.

Mr Pisasale is facing three charges including extortion. 

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Division 3 results

  • Kerry Silver: 2693 (31.46%)
  • Jim Dodrill: 2322 (27.13%)
  • Danny Donohue: 1948 (22.76%)
  • Patricia Petersen: 1005 (11.74%)
  • Hayley Finocchio: 366 (4.28%)
  • Steven Wood: 225 (2.63%) 


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