PRE-POLLING has opened for the local government elections.
The Scone Advocate asked each of the Upper Hunter Shire’s 13 candidates two questions to help residents to decide their vote.
The questions were:
- Why should Upper Hunter residents vote for you on September 10?
- What are you hoping to achieve/what are the issues that concern you most?
Here is Lorna Driscoll’s response:
Question 1: I am a married with two adult sons, and I have lived in the Upper Hunter Shire all my life.
Early in my life I worked at a meatworks, on a dairy farm and, for the last 42 years, have conducted my own business in Aberdeen.
I understand the problems of both town and country people and my business enables me to be available most of the time to discuss problems that people within the Shire may have.
After 25 years serving the Upper Hunter Shire, I have only missed two council monthly meetings.
Some of the committees I am on include: Community Services Committee, Upper Hunter Shire Flood Plain Committee, and County Council Weed Committee.
Question 2: I would like to see more improvements to country roads and town streets.
It’s a great thing to see Murrurundi will have their permanent water supply not too far into the future, and the town centre plans for Merriwa, Scone, Murrurundi and Aberdeen will make a difference when this takes place – seeing ratepayers money is spent to the best advantage.
I would like the opportunity to be able to once again represent you, and do all I can for the community.
To do this, I need your support on polling day.
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