Council hopefuls vie for votes
Residents in Rockingham and Kwinana will soon cast their postal ballots in next month’s local government elections, with 44 candidates set to try and win over voters across both cities.
The City of Rockingham is set to see 27 candidates contest six seats, with seats in all wards up for grabs.
Rockingham Ward incumbent and Mayor Barry Sammels is seeking re-election along with Baldivis Ward councillor Matt Whitfield and Comet Bay Ward councillor Justin Smith.
Deputy Mayor Deb Hamblin and Leigh Liley’s seats in the Safety Bay Ward are up for re-election, while the Rockingham Ward vacancy left by former councillor Kelly McManus will also be hotly contested.
In Kwinana, Mayor Carol Adams will run for re-election while the seats of councillors Ruth Alexander, Sandra Lee and outgoing Bob Thompson will come up for grabs in October.
Votes will be counted on Saturday October 21. Look out for our candidate Q and As next week.