Coun­cil hope­fuls vie for votes

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Ai­den Boy­ham

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.

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