Former bushman makes bid for council job
AFTER years of community service, an Eidsvold resident is taking the next step and running for councillor.
Marshall Langston, retired jackaroo, leather worker and author of the autobiography Pleasures of the Bush, will contest the election on March 28.
He will potentially compete with incumbent Division 2 Councillor Peter Webster.
Mr Langston said he is running because of his love for the region he has called home for more than half a decade.
“I like the community I’m in, and I’m interested in doing something for it,” he said.
His plans for Eidsvold revolve around maintaining the infrastructure and appeal of the town he fell in love with on his travels through Queensland.
“We’ve also got the only airstrip here that is all-weather – it’s not in a floodwater area. The ones in Mundubbera, Gayndah and Monto will go underwater in a big flood. Ours here would be a hub, but it’s currently gravel. It could do to be upgraded to bitumen.’’
Mr Langston said he had had a fairly positive response to his decision to run.
As for challenging Cr Webster, he is optimistic.
“I assumed that he would run, and that won’t change anything,” he said. “I’ve taken some pretty tough challenges over the years. I’m going to give it my best shot.”
UP FOR A CHALLENGE: Marshall Langston.