Tuesday 26 September 2017
For immediate release

Candidates announced for Greater Geelong City Council elections

A total of 53 candidates have nominated in the Greater Geelong City Council elections, with 13 nominating for Bellarine Ward, 18 nominating for Brownbill Ward, 11 nominating for Kardinia Ward and 11 nominating for Windermere Ward.

The candidates, in ballot paper order, are:

Bellarine Ward (3 vacancies)

ADAMS, Naomi
GOERSCHEL, Petra
SULLIVAN, Trent
ASHER, Stephanie
ROE, Tom
SIMS, Art
McGAIN, Stephen
O'BRYAN, Denis
VAN BEVEREN, John
MASON, Jim
BRACKLEY, Anne Elizabeth
WEBB, Stewart
ELLIS, Lindsay

Brownbill Ward (3 vacancies)

SANDNER, Alec
HATHWAY, Sarah
CSAR, Ellen
MITCHELL, Peter
AIDT, Mik
BULL, Sue
GAMBLE, Jennifer
NEAL, Charles
MANSFIELD, Sarah
GILLARD, Terry
KING, Michael
KONTELJ, Eddy
JACKA, Jacki
BALLAS, George
CADWELL, Melissa June
MURRIHY, Peter John
FIDGE, Freya
SIMMONDS, Stephen

Kardinia Ward (3 vacancies)

OSECKAS, Peter
NELSON, Ron
MANN, Doug
KENNEDY, Norman
MURNANE, Pat
TAYLOR, Elliot C.
LYONS-LEE, Brent
HARWOOD, Bruce
NEWMAN, Lois
HAUENSTEIN, Darren
WALKER, Mary

Windermere Ward (2 vacancies)

AITKEN, Anthony
WITHINGTON, David
BLASZCZYK, Robert
LACEY, Greg
KOZUL, Marina
GROSSMAN, Jordan
GRZYBEK, Kylie
BAKER, Bronwen Peta
HEIDARI, Moshtagh
DICKENS, Ken J.
KOZACZEK, Roman

Candidate statements and responses to the candidate questionnaire will be available on the VEC website from Monday 2 October.

Ballot packs will be delivered from Tuesday 10 October to all voters enrolled as at 4.00 pm 1 September.

Voters will have until 6.00 pm Friday 27 October to ensure their ballot papers are completed and in the mail. Voting is compulsory for voters listed on the State electoral roll for these elections as at 4.00 pm on Friday 1 September 2017.

You are encouraged to vote (but won’t be fined if you don’t) if you:

  • are aged 70 years or over on election day, or
  • live outside Greater Geelong City Council, or
  • applied to Greater Geelong City Council to be on the roll.

Further information on the Greater Geelong City Council elections is available online at vec.vic.gov.au.

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Media enquiries:

Mike Lagastes
Manager Communication
Victorian Electoral Commission
Mobile: 0458 390 540
Phone: (03) 8620 1189
Email: mike.lagastes@vec.vic.gov.au

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