Two front runners
It’s a close race to the finish line for candidates Julie Green and Bill Trevor to see who will lead Division 2.
ITWAS a close race for Division 2 candidates last Saturday as the region stepped out to vote for a new division leader.
The counting started at 6pm on Saturday night and from the start the two front runners were Julie Green and Bill Trevor.
Taking an early lead, Mr Trevor is set to be the next councillor for Division 2.
Mrs Green took to social media late Saturday night congratulating Mr Trevor on his win in Division 2.
“Bill has a wealth of experience and knowledge of local government and I am sure he will do a great job,” Mrs Green said.
“I have enjoyed this journey and I am very proud of the results and I am very grateful for the support of so many people in our division.”
Mrs Green held her own, standing up against four others in the division, and didn’t play into nasty online rants.
Mr Trevor was quietly confident on Saturday afternoon when he was tracked down at the Woodgate polling booth.
“I want to be the voice of the division and I am confident I can do a great job for the community, if elected,” Mr Trevor said.
Candidates around the region braved the hot sun to drum up support in a last effort to gain more votes.
Mrs Green braved the heat at Apple Tree Creek where she cast her vote.
When asked if she voted for herself, she jokingly referred to her comments made the night of the Childers forum, saying “Bill almost got my vote”.
The counting continues and the race will be over when the last vote is counted.
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Jim Nilon spotted at Cordalba polling booth on election day.
Ray Duffy for Division 6 and running for mayor Troy Madle.