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District Council of Grant candidate profiles

Profiles for each of the three candidates are in the same order as their names appear on the ballot paper. This information has been provided by the candidates and neither the Returning Officer nor the District Council of Grant take responsibility or bear liability for the content contained within.

 NEWMAN Jason Photo 

NEWMAN, Jason

I am a proud Moorak resident, where I live with my partner Melissa and our four children. I've had a wide variety of experience within the government and business sectors, operating my own large scale hospitality businesses for over 15 years. I was fortunate enough to be awarded a Telstra Small Business Award in 2012 and was an inaugural member of the NT Business Advisory Committee. I am currently the interim chairman of the NYE Festival Committee and a committee member on several other sporting and volunteer organisations in the region. If elected, I will bring a pragmatic and common sense approach to council. I will make evidence based decisions and engage with ratepayers to make sure council is operating in their best interest. For me Local Government operates best when it works within its core business of Economic Development, Roads, Rates and Rubbish.

Contact details: 0421 339 925

 DUNCAN Peter Photo

DUNCAN, Peter

I am passionate about Mt. Gambier and district and the lifestyle it offers and wish to see future improvements and growth. I have worked in farming for two decades producing prime lambs and potatoes. Currently my role is Business Manager at a local high school. I am married to Kylie and have three children living in Suttontown. I am actively involved in local football, netball and basketball clubs. I have a degree in accounting and financial planning which will contribute strongly to council achieving financially responsible budgets while delivering a broad range of services. I care about the environment and understand people who live in our community are our greatest asset. I believe in open, transparent decision making and will provide strong representation that reflects views of the community. I am a team player, a good listener and believe I can make a positive contribution to council.

Contact details: 0439 538 545

 FERGUSON Adrian Photo

FERGUSON, Adrian

As I have lived in the District of Mount Gambier all my life and as a business owner for over 20 years, I believe I can represent the Community wants and needs successfully. I have been and am currently very involved with the Community including the last 7 years, which I have held the position of Governing Chairperson for the Moorak Primary & Pre-School. I have a very passionate vision for the future of the District of Mount Gambier. I am very approachable and happy to listen to all electors concerns and attempt to provide solutions. I aim to strive to upgrade and maintain the council's involvement in community facilities and endeavour to improve on what we already enjoy within the District. Personal details : Married, two sons aged 19 & 14 and a daughter aged 10. Owner of a Heavy Vehicle Repair and Parts Business.

Contact details: 0418 849 513

 


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