City of Wanneroo ward seats to be hotly contested in October Local Govt Election

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ALL six City of Wanneroo councillors whose terms end next month have renominated for the October elections, as have several former councillors.

There are 14 candidates for the three North Coast ward seats that are being contested in the Local Government Election, with two currently held by Crs Linda Aitken and Glynis Parker.

The third seat has been vacant since Sabine Winton won the Wanneroo seat at the March State Election, and her predecessor, Paul Miles, is one of nine candidates for the two Central ward positions.

In that ward, incumbent Crs Dot Newton and Dianne Guise are both hoping to retain their seats, as are Hugh Nguyen and Domenic Zappa in the South ward.

Former elected members Stuart Mackenzie and Nguyet-Anh Truong are also contesting for the two South ward positions.

Other North Coast ward candidates include former councillors Rudi Steffans and Laura Gray, plus Eby Mathew, Neil Rigby, Chris Howard, Lewis Flood, Sonet Coetzee, John Ware, Ryan Eaton, June Kelly, Helen Berry and Max Hoy.

The Central ward choice for ratepayers also includes Aaron Sawmadal, Vic Etherington, Andrew Baillie, Monique Genovese, Michael Howard and John Agnew.

The remaining candidates for the South ward are Adam Blackheart, Alan Davies, Stefan Claite and Philip Couper.

There are six candidates for the four vacancies in the Shire of Gingin: current councillors Val Ammon and Michael Aspinall plus James Morton, Frank Johnson, Jacqui Lobb and Kim Rule.