The last in the CWD's series of profiles on candidates for the Saturday's local government election.
Political affiliation: No political affiliation and running as an ungrouped candidate.
Occupation: Co-packing at Nestle Purina
What is your family situation: Married with no children
How long have you lived in Orange: 2 years and 10 months
Most important issues: Fixing and resealing our roads, improving intersections, voting NO to rate rise increases, council accountability and CBD parking permits
Why should you vote for me: I'm running as an ungrouped candidate with no hidden agenda. I will challenge the status quo, fight the bureaucracy which has gone mad and apply common sense.
My priority is to properly repair and reseal our roads. My plan is to list and every road within the Orange LGA which needs to be repaired or resealed, prioritise the worst of the worst roads and push to ensure that funds and resources are allocated to fix these roads.
It is not fair that Orange residents are paying more than double in rates when compared to some councils in Sydney as well as other regional councils. While I cannot single-handedly reduce our rates, I can promise to vote no to any further increases.
There are some intersections within Orange that are dangerous and need to be improved, for example Anson Street and the Northern Distributor.
Political affiliation: I am a conservative and a member off the Liberal Party.
Occupation: Farmer, retail butcher for 36 years and owner and licensee of LJ Hooker Orange.
What is your family situation: I've been Married For 27 years 4 children lovely wife and hard working family.
How long have you lived in Orange: I've spent 31 years in Orange
Most important issues: Finishing the southern feeder road, building the new sports stadium, building the conservatorium and planetarium, maintaining the roads, improving services for the rate payer.
Why you should vote for me: Our Council needs to have business-minded people on it, consider the business acumen of the candidates that will be in charge of your council.
I have put the people before myself as a councillor, I've stood up for the people that could not do that themselves. I have worked very hard on the big issues as well as the small individual issues that people have asked me to help them with.
I have a very strong moral responsibility and Christian Faith.
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