The NSW Electoral Commission today recognised the Eurobodalla Labor for Council’s six candidates registered and standing for the Eurobodalla Shire Council (ESC) election on 4 December.
Heading the ticket is David Grace, Labor’s Mayoral candidate, a 66-year-old old Broulee Master of Social Work who believes the change needed in the council requires skills, knowledge and passion which he and his team will bring.
“More importantly, we are a Labor team which wants to make a difference,” Mr Grace said.
“We are what and who we say we are, unlike some other candidates and groups who claim to be “independent” but who publicly acknowledge they’re a member of the Liberal Party, or another candidate in the same group, who has stood as a Liberal Party candidate in a previous election.
“Why won’t they be honest about the fact they’re Liberal Party candidates instead of pretending to be so-called “independent”?
“We’ve had enough of the deceit and dishonesty in Eurobodalla; we’ve had enough of the total lack of transparency.
“We will bring honesty, openness, accountability and transparency so the 37,000 residents of our beautiful shire not only feel they have a say in their future; they’ll be empowered with community committees to consult with their councillors so they will actually have a direct say beyond simply marking their ballot papers,” he added.
The Labor candidates in addition to David Grace are Maureen Searson, Matthew Findlay, Claire McAsh, Deirdre Russack and Jack Egan.