Set to shake up coun­cil

Paul McCar­ragher is the lat­est Childers lo­cal to put up his hand for of­fice

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE peo­ple of Di­vi­sion 2 are pas­sion­ate about their re­gion and an­other lo­cal is set to shake up the coun­cil.

Paul McCar­ragher has thrown his hat into the ring and de­cided to run for Di­vi­sion 2.

“I have lived and worked in this area for 17 years,” he said

He and his wife Aren­d­ina moved to the re­gion from the Red­land Shire when he left the army af­ter 12 years’ ser­vice.

The hus­band, fa­ther and grand­fa­ther has worked tire­lessly for his com­mu­nity, and be­lieves he can im­prove and sup­port oth­ers.

He has had var­i­ous oc­cu­pa­tions from used and new car sales­man to in­sur­ance sales­man.

Mr McCar­ragher was lucky enough to get work in a foundry that set him up as he moved from labourer to mas­ter welder in a few short years, lead­ing to his own weld­ing and fab­ri­ca­tion busi­ness.

“I do have a ten­dency to be less than po­lit­i­cally cor­rect, and this is what is needed if we are to hold our own in the Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil,” he said.

“I make no prom­ises about making the sky bluer or the grass greener but I do prom­ise to be the voice of this di­vi­sion,” he said.

“As I am now re­tired and many would see it as folly to forgo this to en­ter the field of pol­i­tics.

“This di­vi­sion has been taken for granted and I feel it’s time I stand up for the peo­ple of this di­vi­sion who pay rates, em­ploy peo­ple and live here in ex­pec­ta­tion that we be given a fair go.

“I say we be­cause al­though it is me run­ning for of­fice it helps when one’s part­ner is there be­hind for moral sup­port and en­cour­age­ment.

“It’s time, while not promis­ing be suc­cess­ful in all en­deav­ours, that the peo­ple of this di­vi­sion were stopped be­ing taken for granted and lis­tened to and I hope to be the one to take th­ese and other is­sues that af­fect this di­vi­sion to coun­cil in 2016.

“I will be making my­self avail­able to any­one with ques­tions as to my in­ten­tions and as­pi­ra­tions for this di­vi­sion, but more im­por­tantly, what you ex­pect and want to hap­pen.”

Di­vi­sion 2 Coun­cil can­di­date Paul McCar­ragher I make no prom­ises about making the sky bluer or the grass greener but I do prom­ise to be the voice of this di­vi­sion.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

DI­VI­SION 2: Paul McCar­ragher has stepped up and is run­ning for coun­cil in 2016.

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