Mayor to launch cam­paign

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

In­digo Shire Mayor, Jenny O’Con­nor will pub­licly launch her cam­paign for the seat of Be­nam­bra as an In­de­pen­dent in the 2018 Vic­to­rian state elec­tion.

Ms O’Con­nor who has been the mayor of In­digo Shire Coun­cil for the past two years will be launch­ing her cam­paign by out­lin­ing her pri­or­i­ties and why she de­cided to run on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 11 out­side the Cube in Wodonga. Ms O’Con­nor has been a nurse, a com­mu­nity health worker, a small busi­ness owner and an ef­fec­tive lo­cal mayor.

As mayor of In­digo Shire she stood with the Stan­ley com­mu­nity against wa­ter min­ing that was putting their liveli­hoods at risk. She is now tak­ing the fight to Spring Street in an ef­fort to change the Wa­ter Act so that ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties get a say in who gets ac­cess to their wa­ter. Ms O’Con­nor also fought off a move to take 150 jobs out of Kiewa/Tangam­balanga, and helped to keep the dairy fac­tory open – keep­ing 60 dairy pro­cess­ing jobs in the re­gion. Se­cur­ing the fu­ture of that plant and Be­nam­bra’s dairy in­dus­try is one of her top pri­or­i­ties.

In­digo Shire Mayor, Jenny O’Con­nor will con­test the seat of Be­nam­bra for Novem­ber’s Vic­to­rian State Elec­tion.

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