The Central Western Daily is featuring a series of profiles on candidates that have elected to lead tickets ahead of the December 4 local government elections.
Orange Residents and Ratepayers Association
Political affiliation: none
Running Mates: Dan McGregor, Bev Williams, Jennifer Lacey, Eunice Adetifa and Colin Young.
Occupation: Community pharmacist
What is your family situation: Happily married with three adult children
How long have you lived in Orange: 36 years
Most important issues: Every issue matters to someone but the most commonly raised are roads, water and housing access.
Also, being a health professional, I am aware there is more we can do locally to enhance community health.
However, the biggest issue for our group is effective communication with local people, genuinely involving them in key decisions, respecting alternative views and providing honest explanations about why decisions are made.
Balance and authentic consultation.
Why should you vote for us: Our goal is to ensure stable, rational, sensible and honest governance in Orange.
We have different backgrounds and varying opinions but we are a team.
It is not about who we are individually.
It's what we bring collectively and while we can't promise we can change everything, we undertake to work hard, consider every issue on its merit and promote efficiency and respect in council activities.
Our team would like to make sure we can get the basics right, as well as tackle the more challenging issues, including those not traditionally perceived to be local government problems.
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