Moreton Bay region goes to polls on March 19 - six candidates vie for mayor, while 40 contenders across 12 divisions
At the March 19 elections for Moreton Bay Regional Council, six candidates will run for Mayor and 40 will contest 12 Divisions.
To be technically exact, 39 candidates will enter the divisional fray on March 19 as incumbent Division 12 Councillor Adrian Raedel will be returned unopposed.
The positions on the ballot papers were drawn this morning. Results were mixed for incumbent councillors.
Peter Flannery (Division 2) and Mike Charlton (Division 9) were the only incumbents to draw the prized top spots on the ballot paper.
Former Redcliffe Mayor, last in office in 1997, Barry Bolton, 79, of Clontarf, drew the top of the mayoral ballot.
“That’s a bit of a start,” Mr Bolton said. “I’ll keep going now.”
Nearly all are running as independents though the Greens have endorsed Tony Longland for Division 1 and Michael Berkman (Division 10). Mr Birkman is the endorsed candidate for The Greens in the Federal seat of Dickson.
The group Your Community First has five candidates.
To see divisional maps, visit ecq.qld.gov.au.
Tony Longland (The Greens)
Rodney Hanson (Your Community First)
Brent Bravo (Your Community First)
Arn Pritchard (Your Community First)
Karen Haddock (Your Community First)
Geoff McKay (Your Community First)
Michael Berkman (The Greens)