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CASEY Mayor Geoff Ablett was last night chosen as the Liberal candidate for Cranbourne ahead of November’s state election.
And Deputy Mayor Amanda Stapledon has been selected as the candidate for Narre Warren North, with the pair formally endorsed by the party’s Administrative Committee on Thursday.
Both seats are currently held by Labor, with Jude Perera in Cranbourne and Luke Donnellan in Narre Warren North.
Liberal Party State Director Damien Mantach said Crs Ablett and Stapledon were outstanding candidates who would “hit the ground running in their local communities”.
The Liberal candidate for Narre Warren South will be chosen at a pre-selection convention next month out of nominees Susan Serey, Marlon La Brooy and Mark Plosnic.
For more details, pick up a copy of next week’s News.

  • Rex flannery

    I hope the Mayor Geoff Ablett has a logbook for his council car ? I ask the Mayor will you be using your council vehicle for your State run ambition.?If so will you be paying the ratepayers back for the fuel you use? I believe you should stand down from your council position or at least take leave without pay until the State Election is over.I believe this to be a conflict of interest.As I Stated while running for council in 2012 any councillor who does not have the Casey ratepayers as their first priority should never become a councillor this is all about YOU.

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    • Prasad Philip

      Mayor Geoff Ablett is one of the best Mayors, the City of Casey ever had. His efforts and contributions to make the city a better place to live deserves him to be in a better position to serve the people. Being preselected for state election is a recognition for his good works and its not a disqualification for serving the community as a Mayor or councillor. He should continue as Mayor until he starts his active campaign. He is a man of integrity and he is wise enough not to use his official vehicle for state election. We wish him all the best!!

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