EIGHT candidates have now nominated for next month’s Mildura Rural City Council local government elections.
Current councillors Mark Eckel and Sharyon Peart lodged their forms yesterday to join current council colleagues Max Thorburn, Glenn Milne and Susan Nichols in seeking re-election.
Irymple man Bernard Denner also nominated yesterday, taking the number of new candidates to emerge so far to three.
Former long-serving council employee Jill Joslyn and former councillor Greg Brown were the first candidates from outside the existing councillors to stand.
Election returning officer Trevor Leighton said at least four – and possibly six – other candidates would formally nominate on Monday.
“We have four appointments booked in for Monday and two other inquiries,” he said.
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