Federation Council election field comprises 42 candidates at close of nominations

Former Urana mayor Pat Bourke, left, and former Corowa mayor Paul Miegel among the big field of candidates for the Federation Council election on September 9.

Former Urana mayor Pat Bourke, left, and former Corowa mayor Paul Miegel among the big field of candidates for the Federation Council election on September 9.

A FINAL field of 42 candidates in the Federation Council election next month is in stark contrast to the 2012 votes held in the former Corowa and Urana shires.

No election was required in Corowa when three retiring councillors, Gary Poidevin, Bill Bott and Jan Doyle, were replaced by Paul Miegel, Francesco Bruinsma and Joan Palmer, who had previously been a councillor.

Mr Poidevin is seeking a comeback as an ungrouped candidate.

Also, just one of Urana Shire’s three wards needed an election five years ago.

Above and below the line voting will also be a first for ratepayers of the merged council area with the emergence of five groups or tickets which are commonplace in Albury elections.

In nearby Edward River Council, which was a merger of the Deniliquin Council and Conargo Shire, there are 17 ungrouped candidates.

BALLOT DRAW

GROUP A

(Above The Line)

Shaun Whitechurch

Norm Wales

Stuart Whisson

Paul Phibbs

James Webb

GROUP B

(Above The Line)

Andrew Kennedy

Chris Kennedy

Lisa Starr

Adam Thomson

Winston Rhodes

GROUP C

(Above The Line)

Bronwyn Thomas

Stuart Seeliger

Elizabeth Seeliger

Alan Bridges

Robert Purtle

GROUP D

(Above The Line)

Pat Bourke

John Doyle

Ian Kruetzberger

Maisie Donlen

Joan Palmer

Andrew Dore

Gabrielle Taylor

Leanne Murphy

Matt Collins

Janice Watson

GROUP E

(Above The Line)

Mark Shields

Malcolm Goldsmith

Peter Opitz

Lisa Smowton

Louise Shields

GROUP F

Fred Longmire

Francesco Bruinsma

UNGROUPED

Daryl Davey

Paul Miegel

David Longley

Gavin King

Graham Withers

Gail Law

Gary Poidevin

Mick Robson

Neil Gorham

David Horton

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