CANDIDATES SLIM PICKINGS
THE election campaign between Rob Johnson and Albert Jacob for the mayor of Joondalup is looking to me like Alien versus Predator.
Mr Johnson presided over some of the most draconian laws ever passed in this state that we still have. His bitter betrayal of his own party spoke volumes.
Mr Jacob showed nothing but contempt for WA voters and taxpayers when he presided over bulldozers starting up for the building of Roe 8, just a few months out from an election the Liberals knew they were on track to lose. The level of arrogance and financial incompetence of the Barnett government became legendary and we are still dealing with the damage and will be for years to come. As a result I would not trust Mr Jacob to be in charge of the environment or the finances of Joondalup.
Religious beliefs are a personal issue. It only becomes a problem when a politician puts their ‘faith’ above representing the will of the people of their own electorate. If the gay marriage survey postal vote happens, I believe Ian Goodenough would be prepared to overrule a yes vote in the seat of Moore because of his own personal religious beliefs. Now that is a problem. Where is the democracy in that?