Councillor a safe pair of hands
IT WAS great to see Cr Rae Gate voted in yesterday as acting mayor of the Gympie Regional Council.
In my mind Cr Gate is the right person to hold the fort while the mayoral by-election is underway.
She has been a solid performer in the council, isn't involved in the race for mayor and doesn't have any obvious allegiances.
Thankfully, mayoral candidates Cr Mick Curran and Cr Ian Petersen weren't selected to act as mayor during the election campaign.
It wouldn't have been a good look. This decision puts both candidates on an equal footing come election day.
The electoral commission has finally announced the poll date - Saturday, February 7.
Whoever wins the race for mayor, it would be nice to see Cr Gate step into the deputy role.