City of Marion candidate profiles

Profiles for each of the seven 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 City of Marion take responsibility or bear liability for the content contained within.

 MILLER Ian Photo 

MILLER, Ian

I'm a father of three and a Woodlands resident for more than a decade, and I'm seeking your support to serve in the role of Councillor. As a truly local voice, I will stand up for the issues that count both large and small. Whether it be about rates, facilities, community safety, or any other matter, I will consult with the community and vote with transparency and integrity. In short, I want to ensure our Council serves its residents and help make our neighbourhood a better place to live. Please don't hesitate to contact me at ianmiller01@hotmail.com if I can help you with any local issue.

Contact details: 0405 150 364

 THOMPSON Julian Photo

THOMPSON, Julian

For the past 5 years I have lived in the Woodlands Ward. Its proximity to the city, easy access to transport, vibrant small businesses, parks and facilities provide for a unique lifestyle. I regularly enjoy using the parks, facilities and local businesses with my wife, our three sons and our dog Luna. If elected I would advocate for responsible and sustainable development to ensure that the character of the area and lifestyle on offer is maintained. I am committed to supporting local business, have a keen interest in planning, sustainability and advocating for the local issues that affect members of our community. I am a qualified lawyer and a committee member of the Roma Mitchell Community Legal Centre.

Contact details: 0410 466 809

 VERRALL Franklin Charles Photo

VERRALL, Franklin Charles

The Verrall family moved into Seaview Downs over 20 years ago. I served 2006-2014 as a Central Ward councilor and influenced the design and development of, the Aquatic Centre, the Murray Darling plan (on time/on track), and the Seaview High School Board (fundraising/pedal prix). Whilst working as a Technical High School teacher of STEM subjects, I was appointed Sports Master, to supervise, coach, and coordinate many individual athletes and teams. We shared school, Port Adelaide Council, and private facilities. I managed all "on field" incidents and followed up every "away" incident after consulting fellow Masters Association members. Many individuals and teams competed successfully locally and interstate. Add a family friendly, sportsman, lifetime community worker, IT professional, retired senior business change manager, to the elected members. At the 2018 Marion election all eligible voters were sent papers. 1 in 4 voted! At this by-election everyone vote. 1 Verrall. Now!

Contact details: 8296 7690

 MIDZI Jaison Photo

MIDZI, Jaison

I am a hardworking community volunteer who was nominated for City of Marion Citizen of The Year in 2017. I'm the current chairperson of two volunteer organisations supporting people in our community. The City of Marion is my home and with your support we will work together to maintain our infrastructure, advocate for safe streets and explore the prospects of dialogue on climate change. I will advocate for low rates, good footpaths, support for art and music, green parks, maintenance of heritage buildings and adequate pick-up & drop-off points for kids in all our schools. I am also passionate about supporting business, new arrivals, CALD communities, people living with disabilities and mental illness. Your support is vital for me to serve our community as a councillor. I will collaborate with all organisations and consult with residents to ensure quality service delivery.

Contact details: jaisonmidzi@gmail.com

 LITHGOW Kirsty Photo

LITHGOW, Kirsty

I have been living in the woodlands ward for my whole life and take great pride in creating a more sustainable future. I am passionate in ensuring that everyone has a say in what happens in their community. I am involved in volunteer work with various organisations and enjoy helping in those spaces of community. I aim to continue to improve services that are available to residents. I bring experience in brining other viewpoints forward though the YMCA youth parliament program which has also given me experience in a wider area of discussing matters with community members. I look forward to serving our community through being an elected member. Feel free to contact me to arrange a meeting or to simply discuss your ideas or concerns. Email: klithgow312@gmail.com

Contact details: 0416 685 492

 TAYLOR Matt Photo

TAYLOR, Matt

Your support electing me in Woodlands ward will provide a voice to help develop the future for our community. Having a family myself I am genuine and passionate about our future and appreciate the importance of living in a safe, affordable environment whilst offering amenities and services families require. Our strongest communities collaborate with one another and I provide the experience to connect various segments of business and people to discover shared objectives to work together to find innovative yet attainable solutions. Help me challenge the status quo to find positive outcomes that benefit us all and support the vision that you have for the future of your family, business and community. With my common sense approach, I am determined to build a strong community spirit and bring a new perspective to the City of Marion. Without political party alliance or influence I provide an independent representation for our community.

Contact details: 0429 555 873

 MASON Sasha Photo

MASON, Sasha

They say it takes a village to raise a child. As a mum of 3 young children, I strongly believe the community in which our children grow up in will influence their future. I am a South Plympton resident and passionate about helping all current and future residents of our neighbourhood experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. If elected, I'd like to work towards further improving facilities and services to ensure a more liveable neighbourhood, greater sense of community and engagement among residents. Having listened to issues facing our residents, I'd like to see greener and safer streets, less urban infill, all ages and abilities playgrounds, accessible footpaths and more dog-friendly spaces. With my friendly, approachable nature, I'm strategically minded and community focused. I have a degree in business management and an accomplished communications career in the State Government. Contact me at sasha_mason@icloud.com

Contact details: 0401 041 464

 


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