MAYORAL CANDIDATES: Eric Oliver, Jennifer Whitney and Andrew Willcox.
MAYORAL CANDIDATES: Eric Oliver, Jennifer Whitney and Andrew Willcox.

Election day looms

OUR local government candidates are out in force today, hitting the campaign trail one last time ahead of tomorrow's polling day.

Defending mayoral candidate Jennifer Whitney said she was feeling "very excited" and "very positive".

"I'll be out and about today," she said.

"I'll be at the pre-polling stations in Cannonvale and in Proserpine, and also meeting with various people."

Deputy Mayor and mayoral candidate Andrew Willcox said he was "the underdog, but I'm working hard".

"I'll just get around the whole electorate, seeing as many people as I can and keep on sending the message," he said.

Newcomer to local government Eric Oliver said he was "feeling pretty happy with everything".

"Today I'm basically handing out how to vote flyers at the pre-polling stations in Proserpine and Cannonvale," he said.

Cr Whitney said she was happy to speak with voters about any concerns they might have, and encouraged the community to turn out tomorrow. 

"Anyone that wants to make contact with myself, find out more information, I'm happy to meet with them," she said.

"Make your vote count, because this is what shapes the direction of the future." 

Cr Willcox said he would be sticking to his guns. 

"My message has been the same all the way along," he said.

"I bring my business management and leadership skills to provide prosperity to the whole region."

Mr Oliver encouraged voters to make a change for the Whitsunday region.

"I think we need a change in leadership to be able to heal the rift in the community and move forward," he said.


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