24 candidates to contest City of Vincent Local Govt Election

TWENTY four candidates are locked in for positions on the two inner city councils in October’s local government elections.

The cut-off date to nominate as a candidate in local government elections was September 14.

Dianne Bain, Lexi Barton, Michael Felix, Reece Harley, Steve Hasluck, Xiao Liang, James Limnios, Terry Maller, Judy McEvoy, Scott O’Keeffe, Anthony Olivieri, Dhan Shrestha, Michael Sutherland, Natasha Tang, Yue Xiu (Lynette) Wen and Yit-Kee (Keith)Yong will vie for the four positions on the City of Perth council.

Current councillors James Limnios and Reece Harley have indicated they would both throw their hats into the ring for Lord Mayor if Lisa Scaffidi loses her State Administrative Tribunal appeals.

There has been a smaller turnout for the City of Vincent, with eight people campaigning for the four spots on that council.

Alex Castle, Ryan Dawson, Joanne Maree Fotakis and Aaron Olszewski are seeking a position in the North ward, while Jonathan Hallett, Mai Nguyen, Joshua O’Keefe and Joshua Topelberg have their sites set on a spot in the South ward.

Mr Topelberg was first elected to council in the 2009 election and Mr Hallett won a position in the February extraordinary election.

Ms Nguyen ran in the February extraordinary election but was unsuccessful.

There was a voting turnout rate of 26.58 per cent for Vincent in the 2015 election.

The City of Perth had a turnout rate of 36.67 per cent at the election.

Postal votes start being distributed tomorrow and must be returned by October 21.