Thanks to all who supported my run for South Ward, Nannup Council, in the election held 21st October 2017. I lost by two votes, after 4 votes for me were declared invalid, so I'm disappointed but not discouraged.

It was inspiring, in a low-key Australian way, to see local democracy at work and the careful adherence to the rules during the count. Local councils have an important role in rural communities, and there can be genuine differences in representatives' views on how best to advance the interests of the Shire. 

I enjoyed the experience and the goodwill of all I met in the campaign. Congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the unsuccessful candidates. 

22nd October 2017.