Blair aspires to role of mayor

Blair Campbell said he was committed to a rebuilding the City of Canning. Picture: Pia van Straalen
Blair Campbell said he was committed to a rebuilding the City of Canning. Picture: Pia van Straalen

As the latest resident to throw their hat in the mayoral ring, Mr Campbell promised to take the council in a new direction.

Mr Campbell said he made the decision to become involved in Canning several years ago and becoming mayor would be another commitment to his community.

The Wilson Residents and Ratepayers Association vice-president has a history lobbying against amalgamation and flight path changes and said taking the step into local government was another way to deliver to the community.

He also has served as a City of Canning representative of the Joint Development Assessment Panel.

�When I think about the position of mayor I think if not me, then who?� he said.

Mr Campbell is a litigator who grew up in Como and moved to the City of Canning 18 years ago with wife Cindy.

�This place is my home, it is my community,� he said.

He said his love of the region was what helped him make the decision to put his hand up for local government and he would contest mayor and a seat on council.

�I�m motivated to do this because I care about this City and I want to engage with the local community,� he said.

Mr Campbell said his vision for the City was to bring back democratically installed governance and invited ratepayers to get in touch with him to discuss their vision for the area.

�I really hope that local residents can feel that they will have somebody that will speak for them and I�m prepared to listen,� he said.