Putting faces to names: Coffs Harbour City Council elections
NAME:Tracy Adams, Group D.
ABOUT: I am standing because I care about the community and I want the opportunity to speak out for the voices that often do not get heard, like our youth.
NAME: Michael Adendorff, Group A.
ABOUT: I am passionate about fairness for all. This is at the centre of all I do in as a father and business director.
NAME: Peter Ainsworth, Group D.
ABOUT: I am involved in family and youth issues, and connected to local chamber through 'Carols By the Sea'.
NAME: Paul Amos, ungrouped candidate.
ABOUT: I care about the future of our town and I have a track record of dedication to our community.
NAME: John Arkan, Group D.
ABOUT: Our group is has proven records of commitment in small business, education. We will work for you to make Coffs a prosperous place.
NAME: Pat Brown, Group I.
ABOUT: I am dedicated to providing opportunities for youth such as employing a dedicated council youth development officer.
NAME: Kerrie Burnet, Group E.
ABOUT: I'm involved in numerous community organisations such as Galambila Aboriginal Health Service.
NAME: James Carroll, Group H
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NAME: Jonathan Cassell, Group C.
ABOUT: I offer skills in community empowerment and think development must be expanded to meet vital needs.
NAME: George Cecato, Group F.
ABOUT: I have been a small business owner since 1985. I have lived in Coffs Harbour for the past 26 years.
NAME: Craig Christie, Group C.
ABOUT: As a Councillor, I will bring strong business acumen to the council executive since I have extensive experience as a Business Manager.
NAME: Susan Clarke, Group B.
ABOUT: I have worked with numerous community groups. I appreciate the importance of listening to the community when making decisions.
NAME: Jamie Decker, Group H
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NAME: Erhard Dehmelt, ungrouped candidate.
ABOUT: I intend to bring integrity, transparency and competency and community engagement to the counciI.
NAME: Jo Ellerman, Group H.
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NAME: Julie Ferguson, Group I.
ABOUT: I knows all too well the struggles faced by average ratepayers. I want to ensure council spends its rates and grants monies responsibly.
NAME: Mark Graham, Group C.
ABOUT: My 30 years in Coffs Harbour has provided me a deep understanding of the region's environment, communities and economy.
NAME: Carol Harrison, Group H.
ABOUT: I own The Professional Centre. We are the only team who aren't involved in politics or property development.
NAME: Denise Knight, Group A.
ABOUT: Why am I running for Mayor again? Very simply, I'm not finished yet. I still have passion, energy and feel I have so much more to give.
NAME: Kristy Madaffari, Group H.
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NAME: David Marchant, Group H.
ABOUT: I want to engage youth for efficient, sustainable, employable community action on our current inadequacies.
NAME: Annette Mavin, Group D.
ABOUT: I would like to ensure starting a business can be made easier. I'd also like to improve growth and jobs.
NAME: Alec McHarg, Group G.
ABOUT: I propose integrated transport systems like light rail with integrated walkable and mixed zoning initiatives Coffs Harbour as a growing city.
NAME: Matthew McLeod, Group D.
ABOUT: I will work to create more opportunities for youth in employment, education and infrastructure.
NAME: Kelly McNeal, Group D.
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NAME: Christina Monneron, Group A.
ABOUT: I love promoting arts and culture and advocating for all multicultural groups and indigenous peoples.
NAME: Jill Nash, Group A.
ABOUT: My interest is to ensure that the Coffs area is well-equipped to care for older residents to lead an engaged life for as long as possible.
NAME: Jenny Oloman, Group I.
ABOUT: I have 35 years experience in economic and community development. I was instrumental in starting events like the Buskers Festival.
NAME: Jeffrey Portelli, Group B.
ABOUT: I am passionate about creating community harmony, happiness and prosperity and supporting cultural diversity.
NAME: David Quinn, Group E.
ABOUT: I have played a vital role in cultural development in Coffs Harbour by supporting events such as the Woman of the World Festival.
NAME: Keith Rhoades, Group F.
ABOUT: I was first elected to council in 1991, elected as deputy mayor in 1999 and served as mayor from 2004 to 2012.
NAME: Eliezer Robinson, Group A.
ABOUT: I'm want to provide a voice for the 'over the hillers'. I think the focus is spent too much on the inner city.
NAME: Troy Robinson, Group A.
ABOUT: I want to do my bit for the community and inspire our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids to finish their education.
NAME: Julie Ross, Group A
ABOUT: I'm really passionate about arts and culture within the community and as a business owner being an active part of the community.
NAME: David Rushworth, Group G.
ABOUT: I want to revitalise the city centre and make it a safer place instead of putting up with anti social behaviour.
NAME: Ray Smith, Group F.
ABOUT: I am the managing director of local businesses Tom Jung Quarries and Total Gardens. I am also a Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour member.
NAME: Jon Snow, ungrouped candidate.
ABOUT: I want to be a common-sense councillor. No wild promises, just ensuring money is wisely spent.
NAME: Sparky Somosi, Group G.
ABOUT: We want to develop an region where younger people are happy to stay, grow and start thier own families.
NAME: Mike Squire, Group G
ABOUT: I wish to bring my experience to the position of Mayor to ensure that Coffs Harbour becomes a thriving and lively place to live.
NAME: Jan Strom, Group I.
ABOUT: My experience in local government, business, higher education and the community will assist me to effectively lead our community.
NAME: Mark Sultana, Group B.
ABOUT: I am passionate about tackling integrity and being open when it comes to making decisions that impact the community.
NAME: Tegan Swan, Group A.
ABOUT: I'd like to see more of focus on the Northern Beaches; such as curb and guttering, parking, upgrades to the park and better amenities.
NAME: Sally Townley, Group C.
ABOUT: I have worked hard for ratepayers seeking rigorous accountability and transparency in council during my term as a city councillor.
NAME: Martin Wells
ABOUT: After 15 years as a paramedic, I now employ 15 locals across two offices as the principal of the McGrath Real Estate Agents network.
NAME: Damian Wood, Group E
ABOUT: I have an understanding of what our community needs, I was the Labor Cowper Candidate at the recent Federal election.