Up until today I have been saying I am thinking seriously about standing for council. I, along with a couple of friends, have thrown our hats into the ring. Today we lodged our nominations with the returning officer. They now have our names and our money! So this is getting serious.
It look s like there are eight groups and few solo independents. There are about 49,000 electors in the city and with seven seats to be gained that means a quota of about seven thousand votes to a seat.
Midday tomorrow nominations close and some time after that the lottery for who gets pole position will be drawn. Then the campaigning really begins.
Strangely enough, I haven’t told my mum I am standing for council yet.