Candidates eye councillors’ seats

In the week’s leading up to the October 19 election, the Times will report on City of Wanneroo wards, starting with the two people vying for one seat in the north ward.

Two Rocks resident and incumbent Laura Gray will recontest for a third term.

Cr Gray became the Deputy Mayor in 2011 following the last mayoral election, received a local government scholarship, chairs a local school board and works from home as a heritage and conservation consultant.

In her nomination, she asked for residents’ support.

‘For the past eight years, my passion, enthusiasm, experience, integrity and commitment ensured that as your local councillor I understood and responded to many challenges on your behalf,’ she said.

‘I live, work, participate in our local community, have experienced life’s challenges and have the privilege of bringing up grandchildren in our fantastic environment.’

The second candidate, Linda Aitken, was the Liberal candidate for Butler during the State election earlier this year, and is a surgical theatre nurse at Hollywood Hospital.

In her nomination, Mrs Aitken said her priorities were for better community and sporting facilities, recreational facilities for seniors, traffic controls, transport, playgrounds in parks and bushland protection.

‘My husband Vince and our four kids have lived in the City of Wanneroo for 34 years,’ she said.

‘I’ll consult widely and the views of local families will be strongly represented.’