A FORMER mayor is among 24 candidates who have nominated to stand for council in the Whitsunday Regional Council election on April 28.
Mario Demartini, who was mayor of the Whitsunday Council from 1994-2008, has thrown his hat into the ring for division 2.
This division will be the most closely fought with a total of seven candidates competing for the job.
Nominations for council and mayoral positions closed at noon on Tuesday March 27 resulting in a total of four candidates for mayor and an unprecedented 24 contenders for council positions in divisions 1-6.
Jennifer Whitney claimed the top spot in the ballot draw for mayoral candidates, presided over by Whitsunday returning officer Leanne Lloyd. Second, third and fourth places were taken by Grigor Taylor, Mike Brunker and Tony Maine respectively.
Four candidates came forward for division 1 with Louise Mahony winning the coveted number one spot in the ballot draw. Current division 2 councillor Rogin Taylor will appear at the top of the ballot paper when his portion of the electorate comes to vote.
Five candidates nominated for division 3 with Jeff Boyle taking the top spot on Tuesday. Three candidates will compete for division 5 and two for division 6 with Terry Pilcher and Marg Tawes scoring the number one spots on the ballot papers in these divisions.
Mayoral candidates in ballot order
1. Jennifer Whitney
2. Grigor Taylor
3. Mike Brunker
4. Tony Maine
Councillors in ballot orderDivision 1
Louise Mahony, Dan Van Blarcom, Kelli Medford, Jan Clifford
Rogin Taylor, Alan Dufty, Nigel Ralph, Kevin Collins, Mario Demartini, Carol Van der Gaag, Andrew Finlay
Jeff Boyle, Kerry Roulston, Alan Pershouse, Lynne Erricker, John 'Sarge' Collins
Dell Linnewebber, Tony Large, Peter Ramage
Terence Pilcher, Dave Clark, Michael Dekert
Marg Tawse, Andrew Willcox
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