Gosnells District Progress and Ratepayers Association president to contest Thornlie seat for One Nation

Gosnells District Progress and Ratepayers Association president to contest Thornlie seat for One Nation

THE president of the Gosnells ratepayers group will run for the State seat of Thornlie for One Nation.

Sandy Baraiolo is actively involved in various groups in the community, including the president of the Gosnells District Progress and Ratepayers Association, a Rotarian for eight years, a mentor at the Thornlie Primary School and involved in multiple Neighbourhood Watch groups.

She said she decided to run because she could give a different perspective.

“I like the way Pauline speaks her mind and says what people are saying on the streets,” she said.

She said that she agreed with Pauline Hanson’s view of banning the burqa.

“If you have got full covering, you don’t know who is behind it.

“I have absolutely nothing against Muslims; my best friend of 42 years is Muslim.”

Ms Baraiolo said some of her main policies for the March 11 election were getting more police on the street, better protection for police officers, workers compensation for police officers, as well as medically assisted euthanasia and medical cannabis should be monitored and legalised.

“I do see a lot of issues and have worked on a lot of issues in the City of Gosnells, but at the end of the day if you don’t try, you won’t get anywhere,” she said.

“I have always been interested in local government and local issues within my community.”

She said drugs on the street and hooning were some of the local issues.

The Kenwick resident said she was asked by another One Nation candidate because of her work in the city.