Race is on for mayor's job

THE Whitsunday Regional Council election is still more than three months away but the race is already on for the mayor's job.

Current mayor Mike Brunker has not confirmed that he will seek re-election and has said he will make up his mind after Christmas.

Current Division 3 councillor Jennifer Whitney announced earlier this year that she would be putting up her hand for the top job.

A group of locals who have been having discussions for more than two months has now confirmed they may have a significant announcment if all goes to plan at a private meeting tonight.

The recently formed (and nameless) community network aims to agree on a new direction for local government and potentially choose a candidate for the role of mayor.

Speculation surrounding the identity of the person likely to be put forward for council's top job has been rife.

Earlier this week local resident Mr Anthony Maine was rumoured to be up for the task but Mr Maine told the Whitsunday Times this was not yet the case.

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