CAMPAIGN WRAP: How candidates answered big questions

THE council election has finally arrived - and what a strange campaign it has been.

With the coronavirus pandemic hitting in the lead up to the election, candidates were careful to set a good example while still sharing their message with their constituents.

While many people across region have taken the opportunity to vote ahead of Election Day, no doubt there will be thousands heading to the polls on Saturday.

Division 1 

Joel Mullen and incumbent councillor James Hansen are the candidates in Division 1.

Both have spoken openly about their objectives for the region.

The candidates spoke at a forum in Howard earlier this month to share their views and visions for the area.

Sharing their final messages this week, both shared their top priorities for the division.

Division 1 councillor James Hansen with Mayor George Seymour, Division 1 candidate Joel Mullen and mayoral candidate Jannean Dean.
Division 1 councillor James Hansen with Mayor George Seymour, Division 1 candidate Joel Mullen and mayoral candidate Jannean Dean. Carlie Walker

Division 2

Chris Dale and Phil Truscott are the candidates in Division 2.

Speaking at a meet the candidates event at Tiaro, it was clear roads would be a focus for both.

The two shared their final messages ahead of polling day this week.

Division 2 candidate Chris Dale with mayoral candidates Jannean Dean and George Seymour and fellow Division 2 candidate Phil Truscott.
Division 2 candidate Chris Dale with mayoral candidates Jannean Dean and George Seymour and fellow Division 2 candidate Phil Truscott.

Division 3

This division will be contested by Paul Truscott and James Miller.

The two spoke at a meet the candidates event in Maryborough in front of a small crowd earlier this month.

Both shared what they believed were the top issues for their area ahead of the election.

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Division 4

Incumbent councillor Daniel Sanderson and fellow candidate Jamie Hoolahan are contesting Division 4.

The two also spoke at Maryborough's meet the candidates event and have been at pre-polling in the city.

Both outlined their priorities for the region ahead of the election.

The crowd gathered at Maryborough City Hall for the Meet the
Candidates forum.
The crowd gathered at Maryborough City Hall for the Meet the Candidates forum.

Division 5

The candidates for Division 5 are Jade Wellings, Mark Andersen and Mark Spencer.

The candidates agree development is a hot topic in their division.

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Division 6

The hotly contested division is currently in the hands of incumbent councillor David Lewis.

But eight others are contesting the seat, including Karla Reardon, Rick Whittle, former mayor Gerard O'Connell, Owen Cronin, David Dagleish, Maria Callaghan, Kay Hoberg and Richard Mott.

As usual, the foreshore has been a hot topic ahead of the election. 

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The line up outside the Hervey Bay pre-poll booths.
The line up outside the Hervey Bay pre-poll booths.

Division 7 

The candidates in Division 7 include incumbent councillor Darren Everard, candidate Liz Hornibrook and Lee St John Carter.

This week some of the biggest issues in the division were highlighted ahead of the election.

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Division 8

Contesting Division 8 are incumbent councillor Denis Chapman, candidate and former councillor Robert Garland and candidate Stephen Keightley.

All shared their views this week on the biggest issues facing the division.

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Division 9

In Division 9 the candidates are incumbent councillor Stuart Taylor along with David Lee and Chris Trevillion.

Ahead of the election, they shared their views on what the division most needs.

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Division 10

Candidates in Division 10 include incumbent councillor Zane O'Keefe and candidates Alicia Wade, Ed Gibson and David Norman

A number of issues have been highlighted in Division 10.

MAYORAL CANDIDATE: Hervey Bay woman Jannean Dean has announced she is running for mayor. photo Contributed
MAYORAL CANDIDATE: Hervey Bay woman Jannean Dean has announced she is running for mayor. photo Contributed Contributed

Mayoral candidates

Vying for the position of mayor are George Seymour and Jannean Dean.

Cr Seymour is the current mayor of the Fraser Coast.

Coronavirus and helping the community through the pandemic has been at the forefront of both candidates' minds this week.

Fraser Coast Regional Council mayor George Seymour.
Fraser Coast Regional Council mayor George Seymour. Alistair Brightman


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