ABOUT PERSON NOT CHURCH
I WRITE with regard to the main story regarding the Joondalup mayoral race and in particular Rob Johnson’s criticism of Albert Jacob.
For the avoidance of any doubt I’m not a member of Global Heart Church (or any other church for that matter) although I am a former member of the WA Libs having cancelled my membership as a result of both their campaign and subsequent response to the state election drubbing.
I first met Albert in late 2014 after applying for a part-time job at his former office in Currambine.
I didn’t get the job, but he was good enough to contact the unsuccessful applicants to let them know and thank them for applying.
Having applied for several jobs since, I can tell you that in itself is way beyond the expected norm.
We’ve kept in touch periodically and while he’s clearly got time on his hands just now, something else that sets him apart from other politicians (in my experience) was the fact that he would reply to an email or letter.
Again that’s unusual as they’re usually full of fake sincerity to get your vote, your time or your donation, but have no interest beyond that.
I’m a relatively recent arrival here from the UK so I can’t even vote.
Additionally Albert is a local guy who seems genuinely interested in local and state government rather than trying to use these roles as a stepping stone to Canberra. I suppose what I’m trying to say is that when it comes to suitability for political positions, surely the type or person you are is more important than the church you attend? SCOTT MILNE, Mindarie