Benamabra seat O’Connor’s focus
FORMER mayor Cr O’Connor’s position becoming vacant at 6am on Tuesday and her focus shifted to her campaign as an independent candidate of Benambra.
With Bernard Gaffney taking over as mayor for a fourth term, Cr O’Connor took a month’s leave to focus on her campaign for the electorate of Benambra.
Cr O’Connor wished to thank the shire for their support over the past two years.
“I would like to thank my fellow councillors and the residents of Indigo Shire over the past two years,” Cr O’Connor said.
“During my time as Mayor we made Indigo Shire a better place to live and stood up for our residents.
“This includes supporting community renewable energy, saving jobs at the Kiewa dairy processing facility, and standing up for Stanley residents against water mining.
“I am now focused on running a strong campaign to win the seat of Benambra.”
Independent candidate O’Connor said she is looking for change.
“People are looking for a change and for an independent who has a proven track record and able to get the job done,” she said.
“No matter where I go across the electorate, people come up to me with support and say our region needs a change.
“I am focussed on building a better Benambra.
“One where everyone has access to health and education and where we take advantage of the new jobs coming through in renewable energy; I can’t do that as Mayor and that is why I am running for election this year.”