Ian Maddison and Emma Bradbury look likely to contest for the position.TRENT HORNEMAN October 14, 2013 4:49am
Echuca Ward councillors Emma Bradbury and Ian Maddison loom as favourites to be Campaspe Shire’s mayor for the next 12 months.
Cr Maddison, who has been mayor since council was elected 12 months ago, said he wanted another term in the top job.
‘‘I will be throwing my hat into the ring. I think there would be a lot of benefit for two years as mayor,’’ he said.
After overseeing a new-look council, including five first-time councillors, Cr Maddison said he looked forward to a productive 12 months ahead.
‘‘We have put a lot of hard work in during the past 12 months and I think we will start to see the benefit,’’ he said.
Cr Paul Jarman and Cr Neil Pankhurst said they would support Cr Maddison if he wanted the job.
‘‘I am happy with things the way they are at the moment,’’ Cr Jarman said.
‘‘If Cr Maddison is putting his hand up then I would not contest against him,’’ Cr Pankhurst said.
Cr Bradbury said she had given the role plenty of thought before putting her hand up.
‘‘I think I have a lot to offer to carry on the good work of the past 12 months,’’ she said.
‘‘I think Ian Maddison was the right person for the right time to lead a new council, including six new faces.
‘‘If elected I would seek to put in exactly what I stood for, to hear the best and brightest ideas from the community and I will unapologetically strive for it.’’
Cr Leigh Wilson and Cr Adrian Weston said work commitments ruled them out of contention for the top job.
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