RICHMOND VALLEY: Get to (really) know your candidates before you vote on Dec 4

Your vote will count on December 4, and in Richmond Valley you have a lot of choice.
18 candidates are vying for one of the six councillor positions plus a mayor who is elected separately by the people.
We asked the candidates seven questions. Click on their photo to read the answers.


  • Tell us about where you live and your family.
  • If you’ve been a councillor – what are you most proud of in your previous term?
  • What do you bring to the role of councillor this election?
  • What brings you joy in life?
  • What difficulties does your community face?
  • What is your job? What do you like/dislike about it?
  • Dare to dream – what is your vision for your region?
Robert Hayes, Evans Head, Independent
Daniel Simpson, New Italy, Independent
Louise Wicks, Woodburn, Independent
Patrick Deegan, Casino, Labor
Michelle Yates, Evans Head, Labor
Jacob Dhnaram, Casino, Labor
Robert Mustow, Casino, Independent
Steve Morrissey, Casino, Independent
Sandra Humphrys, Casino, Independent
Sam Cornish, Casino, Independent
Debra McGillan, Coraki, Independent
Jill Lyons, Casino, Independent
Peter Nielsen, Bentley, Independent
Ted Hoddinott, Bentley, Independent
Trudy Lamont, North Casino, Independent
Neale Genge, Casino, Independent
Portia Walker, Casino, Independent
Robyn Kapeen, Casino, Independent

VOTE: Here are the candidates for your council


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