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.
Cr Carol Howell, Cr Rochina D’Angelo and Cr Greg Toll were unable to be contacted on Friday.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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