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Six show interest in Council ballot

Thursday, 28th March, 2013

By Kurtis J Eichler

Possible candidates for the upcoming City Council by-election are remaining tight-lipped on whether they'll join the threehorse race.

Six potential challengers for the position vacated by John Groenendijk attended an information session on the by-election at the Council Chambers on Tuesday.

They were photographer Robin Sellick, radio presenter Damien Fisher, Greens Party member Cameron Jones, the Hearing Centre's Anne Woods, businesswoman Dionne Devlin and tourism operator Hugh Gough.

Former councillors Christine Adams and Labor's Geoff Cullenward also attended but independent Alan Tucker was absent.

Mr Gough said he was still "undecided" about tossing his tam o'shanter into the ring "I'm passionately interested in the future of Broken Hill and I don't think we are even scratching the surface of Broken Hill's potential in tourism development," he said.

Mrs Devlin and Mr Fisher said their decisions were also up in the air.

"I haven't really decided. I've got to figure out if that's the best way to contribute," Mrs Devlin said.

Mr Sellick was keeping his cards close to his chest, as was Mr Jones.

The Greens' member said he was talking with his family and the party and couldn't reveal anything at this time.

The May 11 ballot was triggered by Mr Groenendijk's resignation in February.

Nominations close on April 10.

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