|Meander Valley - west of Launceston|
Farmers, artists, business owners and tourist operators are part of the mix. The major political hot spot and community divider is the forest industry. So despite being considered an 'outsider' and 'main lander' - I gave the election campaigning a go. I was absolutely determine to be elected so I gave it my all.I started campaiging in July 2007 and spent an hour every week in each village . I just loved it. Rob gave me total support and helped me erect 52 signs throughout the Valley. After working for 4 months I was successfully elected to Council in October 2007.
Council is all about the day to day stuff in peoples' lives and it is very humbling to be able to help out at such personal level.
After being elected I continued my 'out and about' by visiting each village for an hour each month and I met some very interesting people.