Who are the Coorong’s council candidates in 2022?
Three contenders will compete to be the district's next mayor, and there will be 15 hopefuls for seven seats on the council.
A three-way mayoral contest is brewing in the Coorong district at this year’s council election.
Two challengers will take on current Mayor Paul Simmons: former mayor Neville Jaensch and perennial political candidate Rosa Hillam.
Murray Bridge News will profile each in a coming edition.
The council’s make-up could change drastically after the next election, too.
The wards which previously guaranteed a certain number of councillors from Meningie, Tintinara and other parts of the district have been removed – whoever gets the most votes will get a seat at the table, regardless of their address.
Six of the incumbent councillors will stand for re-election:
Jeff “Tank” Arthur
Another nine candidates, including several former councillors and another political player, have also thrown their hats into the ring:
A total of seven seats, plus the mayoral role, will be up for grabs at the election.
Voters will receive their ballot papers by post between October 14 and 20.
Anyone who intends to vote will need to return their paper by 5pm on November 10.
Votes will be counted on the following Saturday.
More information: www.ecsa.sa.gov.au.
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