Big battle for Brownbill
THE central Geelong Brownbill Ward is the most competitive of the four council elections.
With a large field of 18 candidates, there is no shortage of choice for voters who live in an area from North Geelong, through the CBD and out to Whittington and St Albans Park.
There are two sacked councillors (Eddy Kontelj and Peter Murrihy), a former Bendigo mayor (Alec Sandner) and former councillor (Michael King). The biggest array of progressive and left-leaning candidates are also found in Brownbill.
The Greens (Sarah Mansfield), Socialist Alliance (Sue Bull, Sarah Hathway) and Animal Justice Party (Jacki Jacka andJennifer Gamble) have endorsed representatives. It looms as a tight poll. Voter ballot packs have been mailed out, with voting to close on October 27.
CANDIDATES: Geelong Chamber of Commerce hosted a council candidates forum at Rydges Geelong on October 3.