There is now less than three months to go until the 2018 Victorian State Election. We are currently in a deep lull in terms of news on the preselection and announcement of candidates front, but there has been a trickle of news before what is likely to be a bombardment.
This is as follows:
- - Another Moreland City Councillor, who is serving as Mayor, John Kavanagh, announced his intention to run as an independent candidate for the seat of Pascoe Vale, joining his colleague Oscar Yildiz, who is also standing as an independent for this seat.
- - Tim Gooden has been confirmed as the lead candidate for the Western Victoria Region, representing the Victorian Socialists, with a not-yet-confirmed second candidate. Gooden is the former Secretary of the Geelong Trades Hall Council and long time member of Socialist Alliance.
- - Keeping the subject on Western Victoria: the Liberal/National Party ticket will be headed by Surf Coast Shire councillor Bev McArthur, replacing the embattled incumbent Simon Ramsey as number one on the ticket - who is standing aside due to drink-driving charges.
- - Moorabool Shire councillor and local business owner Jarrod Bingham has announced his intention to run as an independent candidate for the seat of Melton.
About the author:
Matt Hrkac is a writer and photographer based in Geelong. He has particular interests in politics, elections, social movements and the trade union movement.
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