VOTE: Here are the candidates for your council

Susanna Freymark

Nominations for council elections have closed and here are the people you can vote for on Saturday, December 4.
Richmond Valley Council has six councillor positions plus a mayor who is elected separately by the people.
With 18 nominations, your vote will count.
Here are the people you can choose from. They have formed into groups so if you choose to vote for a group rather than for individual candidates, you can.
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


Robert Mustow and Robert Hayes are going for the position of mayor which in Richmond Valley is elected by the people.


Kyogle Council has nine councillor positions and there are 12 nominations.
Kyogle is split into three wards with three councillors in each ward.
Because A Ward has only three nominations, those three people will automatically be councillors for that ward.


A Ward
Janet Wilson, Geneva, Independent
Kylie Thomas, Doubtful Creek, Independent
Hayden Doolan, Kyogle, Independent


B Ward
Bob Dwyer, Geneva, Independent
Maggie May, Eden Creek
John Burley, Horse Station Creek, Independent
Vickie Steward, Ettrick, Independent
Rob Cullen, Afterlee, Independent


C Ward
Danielle Mulholland, Gradys Creek, Independent
Tom Cooper, Gorge Creek, Independent
Simon DeJoux, Gradys Creek, Independent
James Murray, Gradys Creek, Independent


Once council convenes after the election, the councillors vote for a mayor and deputy mayor.
We will be sending questions to all candidates in the next week. Do you have a question you want to ask? Let us know in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “VOTE: Here are the candidates for your council”

    1. Jenny I’ve checked the NSW Electoral Commission website for you and you’re in A Ward.

      As there were only three candidates, they have already been declared elected so you don’t have to vote at all. Hope this helps.

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