DUDLEY Park resident Daniel Wilkins plans to run in the City of Mandurah elections.
He will be nominating to represent East Ward.
Mr Wilkins said he had always wanted to participate in the process of council.
He said he loved Mandurah and felt he had a lot to contribute.
A press photographer, Mr Wilkins lives with his wife Kelly and their two children Dylan (8) and Lucy (two-months-old).
He went to Glencoe Primary School and Coodanup College.
“Growing up here was pretty special and I want my children to have the same opportunities,” he said.
“I think contributing to the community as a councillor would be setting a good example for my kids.
“I plan on engaging with residents and seeing what their views and concerns are.
“Then if I am voted in, I will work on tackling the things that matter to residents.”
Mr Wilkins said he would like there to be a focus on beautifying parks in Coodanup and Soldiers Cove.
“I’d also like to see more exercise equipment for seniors and off-leash dog parks,” he said.
“The environment we live in fosters community pride.”
Mr Wilkins said crime was a hot topic, but he appreciated there was only so much the local government could do.
“I think portable CCTV stations are a good idea to install at crime hotspots,” he said.
Mr Wilkins said he would also advocate for crime prevention programs that promote community participation.
The council nomination period is September 5 to 12 and the election is in October.
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