IPSWICH ELECTION: Full list of declared candidates so far
WHILE the official opening date for candidate nominations isn't until February 22, plenty of people have declared their intention to run in the next Ipswich City Council Local Government election on March 28.
Since the first candidates put up their hands more than six months ago, we have been keeping track of who hopes to win your vote.
Here they are in one handy spot.
HE'S just had one of the "biggest and ugliest" thyroids removed, but Gary Duffy insists he is focused on recovering and standing for mayor at next year's council elections.
Pat Walsh has lived in Ipswich with his family for the past 20 years and has 30 years experience managing commercial and not-for-profit organisations.
BRINGING workers out of their buildings to reinvigorate the CBD and standing up to make State and Federal Governments take note are part of Teresa Harding's mayoral campaign.
DISMISSED councillor David Martin has revealed he will campaign to become the region's next mayor when Ipswich residents go to the polls in March.
YEARS of standing up for her city on matters of environmental significance have culminated in Ursula Monsiegneur taking a step into local politics.
A COMMUNITY sporting champion wants to be part of a new council team that acts proactively, not reactively, to address the issues that matter most to the people of Ipswich.
CANDIDATE wants more safety and would advocate for private security to be patrolling the streets to help with public safety.
Business development manager Simon Ingram, 37, will run for a division one seat on March 28.
MOTIVATED to build a better city for his young son, Jacob Madsen has announced he will vie for a division one seat in the upcoming Ipswich City Council election.
Sheila Ireland was part of the council team which was sacked in August 2018.
Kendal Newman describes himself as a "part-time dad, part-time academic and a part-time Uber driver".
IN THE relatively short time Brookwater father of two James Pinnell and his family have lived in Ipswich, they've seen the council in charge of a rapidly growing city go downhill fast.
LOCAL business owner Steven Purcell has thrown his hat in the ring to run as an independent candidate in division two in the upcoming Ipswich City Council elections.
A BROOKWATER business woman will contest the Ipswich City Council election in March, with her focus set on supporting small businesses, reducing congestion and enhancing recreational facilities.
HAVING scored "huge wins" for health workers and faced the challenges of running a small business, Andrea Dunn believes she has the skills and experience to represent Ipswich as the city gets a "chance to start afresh" next year.
A COMMITMENT to community and skills in business management and governance ethics are just some of the qualities council candidate Luise Manning said she could bring to division two.
Ipswich man Anthony Bull has put his hand up to run for Division 2 in this year's historic election. Mr Bull, a second generation Ipswich resident, works in digital marketing and analytics.
Mrs Knopke, who is running as an independent, has lived in Ipswich her whole life, growing up in Redbank Plains, living in Dinmore and finally settling down in Springfield Lakes.
The small business owner has lived in Ipswich for more than 38 years with his wife and four children.
A TWENTY-year resident, cook and aged care specialist is the next member of the Ipswich public to announce their intentions to run for council.
DOWN-to-earth Division 3 candidate Rochelle Caloon believes the youth and entertainment are the keys to Ipswich's success as a city.
A HARDENED campaigner against corruption and the "waste industry mafia" has announced he will vie for a place on Ipswich City Council.
A 44-YEAR resident, former administrative and medical professional and community advocate is the latest council candidate to announce for Division 3.
FORMER QT general manager David Box has put his hand up to run in division 3 in the upcoming Ipswich City Council elections in March.
Darren Close says his work and also his passion for the environment leave him well suited to the role of councillor.
A BANKING and finance lawyer believes she has the skills and personality to successfully serve Ipswich as part of its new council team, saying the city was previously lacking a "loud voice at the table".
ALYSON LEWIS and BILL HECK (teamWORK)
Bill Heck and Alyson Lewis, under the banner of teamWORK, plan to create jobs through local investment, with a focus on environmentalism and a restoration of faith in local council.
The 26-year-old is running as an independent and is the youngest candidate vying for a Division 3 seat.
Mr Pickwick said he would offer a fresh perspective and voice for the young families.
NURSE, educator and marriage celebrant Kate Kunzelmann is the second person to announce their candidacy as a councillor for the March 2020 Local Government Elections.
HE IS well aware of the magnitude of the job that lay ahead, as well as the sheer number of people for whom he will be advocating, but Russell Milligan believes he is the right man for the job.
It's the third time Mr Scott has run but he said he was adamant he could bring the necessary skills and knowledge to the role.
DAVID CULLEN - No longer running
DAVID Cullen believes his business experience and long history working with the community has equipped him with the skills to drive the Ipswich community forward.
Mr Blake, who was in the defence force, decided to run as a Division 4 councillor because he wanted to give back to the community.
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