Zannino on comeback trail
FORMER long-time Swan councillor and mayor Charlie Zannino has announced he will run in next month’s election in the Swan Valley/Gidgegannup ward.
Mr Zannno served as a councillor for 24 years and was the mayor and shire president for 16 years, but failed to be re-elected in 2015.
He said many community groups and individuals had “told me they want me back”.
“I think I’m still young enough and I have the experience and contacts at a local, State and Federal level to make a positive contribution,” he said.
“Spending two years away from council gave me the opportunity to have a fresh set of eyes and seeing what could be done better or differently.”
Mr Zannino did not rule out the possibility that he would run for mayor again.
“I’m concentrating on getting elected to council; if I was lucky enough to get elected I would certainly consider running for mayor,” he said.
Former Liberal MP Frank Alban will run in the Pearce ward after he lost the seat of Swan Hills to Labor’s Jessica Shaw in March.
Shalom House chief executive Peter Lyndon-James will run in Altone ward after long-running issues with the City of Swan.