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Candidate is keen to taste council success

Thursday, 10th March, 2011

IN EVERYTHING: Dave Gallagher is hoping to extend his role in the community by becoming a City Councillor IN EVERYTHING: Dave Gallagher is hoping to extend his role in the community by becoming a City Councillor

By Gayle Hogan

He's called "Salt" because "he's in everything" but Dave Gallagher wants the public to know that he will be 100 per cent committed if elected to City Council.

Mr Gallagher is standing as a candidate in Saturday's Council by-election along with Maureen Clark and Larry Angell.

The Acting Inspector and local Target Police Action Group Team Leader/Sergeant said despite his full time job and involvement in a number of committees, he was confident he could balance everything.

"I will give this position 100 per cent as well as my work," Mr Gallagher said.

His major election platforms were roads and weeds which he said had been dealt with as a "band-aid" solution in the past.

Improving the city's sports facilities was also high on Mr Gallagher's agenda as well as increased aged care facilities.

Mr Gallagher said he was standing as an independent because he did not believe there was a place for political parties within local government.

He stood for Council twice before - in 2004 and 2009. Mr Gallagher said last time he "missed by a handful of votes."

"I'm totally committed. Hopefully next time I stand, I'll be standing as a previous councillor."

Like all the candidates, Mr Gallagher was reluctant to comment on who he thought would win.

"I've got two great candidates (up against me)." 

Mr Gallagher said he wanted Broken Hill residents to know he had no hidden agenda and wanted to give somtheing back to the city he has been part of since 1986.

"I'm here for the community," Mr Gallagher said. "Broken Hill's been fantastic to me.

"It's a great town to grow up in and a great town to grow old in."

Among his commitments, Mr Gallagher is on the Silver City Cup Committee, Emergency Services Ball Committee, is Chairman of the Outback Rugby League Committee and Publicity Officer for the Primary Cricket Association.

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