More Declarations Than an Ashes Series

Like trickles of water from Boral’s cement works, more candidates have been declaring their intention to stand for election to Wingecarribee Council this September.

The Southern Highland News reports that Greens Councillor Jim Clark will return, and second on his ticket will be Maree Byrne. Byrne was the Greens candidate for Goulburn at the 2011 State Election. Here’s part of what the News reported:

Ms Byrne who has been an active member of sustainability group Climate Action Now Wingecarribee has been a local resident for 16 years. She has a broad work experience as a teacher in Malaysia, a nurse and health educator in Dubbo and as a small business operator in Canberra and the Highlands. The Greens believe issues of importance for this election in Wingecarribee will include the continuing threats to Green space by developers and the pressure on council to hand over Public Recreation lands for other purposes such as the Bong Bong Common Precinct land at Suttor Rd in Moss Vale and the Wongabri Land Swap proposal for Eridge Park.

Meanwhile, Larry Whipper’s ‘People Power’ team has also announced its number two. Tom Tziallis is a local businessman who recently managed Magnet Mart in Bowral, until it was bought and closed by Woolworths.

Labor’s Graham McLaughlin will nominate again, and is joined by a full complement of regular Labor types:

Jan Merriman, a previous candidate for Federal Parliament and council is second on the ticket, followed by Bowral residents Jane Miller and Mike Bowern and Moss Vale local, David Kent.

We’re keeping a tally of candidates, so if you think we’ve missed anyone, let us know.

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