Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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Election Candidates 2020: Ray Barling

Ray Barling might be in his eighth decade but he still possesses an energy and vitality of someone half his age.Mr Barling lives in Lakes Entrance and is keen to make a difference to the East Gippsland community, which is why he is vying for a seat on the new 2020 Council.With a strong knowledge of the entire region, Mr Barling has played an active role in business, sport and tourism.

Election Candidates 2020: Jeff McNeill

Jeff McNeill was previously a councillor with the East Gippsland Shire from 2012-2016.Mr McNeill has decided to contest the 2020 elections because of a desire to bring a collaborative approach to the council chamber.His vision is to be part of a harmonious Council that listens, consults with the community and leaves behind individual ideologies.A former paralympian, Mr McNeill is happily married...

Election Candidates 2020: Simon Ellis

Simon Ellis came to Australia from the United Kingdom 16 years ago and has been in Gippsland for a decade.In that time, Mr Ellis has become part of the community as a CFA firefighter, soccer coach and through involvement with the Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce.He has firmly established roots in Bairnsdale where he runs a number of small business ventures.Mr Ellis says small business and tourism...

Election Candidates 2020: Trevor Stow

Bairnsdale resident, Trevor Stow, is standing as a candidate in the forthcoming Council elections in order to give something back to the East Gippsland region.Mr Stow owned the Bairnsdale Newsagency for more than four decades and believes he knows the community fairly well.As a former small businessman, Mr Stow believes the business community should be strongly supported by the East Gippsland...

Election Candidates 2020: Luke Roberts

Luke Roberts is a Lakes Entrance resident who has lived in East Gippsland for 45 years.This is the first time Mr Roberts has nominated as a candidate for the East Gippsland Shire Council.He has a diverse background working in a range of different jobs, including nursing, logging and fishing.Mr Roberts operated a small business for 12 years and chose to stand for Council in order to support all...

Election Candidates 2020: Sonia Buckley

Benambra resident, Sonia Buckley, will contest this month’s East Gippsland Shire Council elections. Ms Buckley is the daughter of retiring councillor and deputy mayor, 84-year-old Ben Buckley.No stranger to politics, Ms Buckley has contested local, state and federal elections in the past in East Gippsland.A grazier in the High Country, and the mother of two children, Ms Buckley believes a...

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