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: