Mayor Mick Curran
Mayor Mick Curran

Who wants to be on the Gympie Regional Council?

SOME familiar and not-so-familiar names are among the 48 would-be representatives who have thrown their hat in the ring for a temporary seat on Gympie Regional Council.

The council must appoint two people to replace former councillors Tony Perrett, who has gone into State politics, and Mick Curran, who has replaced the late Ron Dyne as mayor.

Each of the "candidates" has given the council a three-minute address on why they should be chosen, and the lengthy list will now be whittled down to three from each division, before a final decision is made in a secret ballot this month.

Cr Curran said the criteria each candidate had to meet was that they live within the electorate (not necessarily the division they will represent), they are of voting age and have not been declared bankrupt or convicted of an offence that excludes them from being a councillor.

"There were some excellent presentations made," he said.

"The council was very impressed with the standard."

Here are the nominees:

 Sean Connelly

 David Warren

 Ray Currie

 Lindsay Horswood

 Rosemary Fitzgerald

 Ross Caulfied

 Sean Barrett

 Janet Lee

 Troy Rowlands

 Paul Geldard

 Taurean Thompson

 Hilary Smerdon

 Paul Newell

 Jennifer Zerner

 Gary Tones

 Warren Bolton

 William Leitch

 Timothy Bothams

 Kaye Silich

 Margaret Ryan

 Paul Dale

 Damien Callander

 Kenneth Condon

 Luke Cooke

 Lyndon Martinz

 Alan Miller

 Ian Reid

 Leonora Cox

 Telia Dennis

 Rodney Klein

 Jennifer Pointon

 Lorraine Lohse

 Sandra Agnew

 Stephen Swan

 Tim Jerome

 Ann Condon

 Christopher Brock

 Thomas Thomas

 Mark Onion

 Graham Engeman

 Donna Reardon

 Shane Jocumsen

 Leigh Burt

 Michael O'Neil

 Joseph Mooney

 Leigh Reilly

 Glen Hartwig

 Clive Sanderson.

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