A MAYORAL battle is unfolding in coming weeks as two candidates go head to head for District Council of Mallala’s official robes in the upcoming local government elections.
This is the first mayoral election for the council, after switching to the new system this year. Elected members, as opposed to being elected at large by the public, previously chose a mayor or chairman.
Incumbent mayor, Duncan Kennington, is being challenged by former mayor and current Two Wells RSL president, Tony Flaherty.
It is just one of a few electoral battles emerging in council’s three wards.
The status quo will remain in the Lewiston Ward, with Tom Summerton, Anne Picard and Karen McColl all going on for another term.
Five candidates have put their names forward for the three vacancies in the Dublin Mallala Ward.
Incumbents, Marcus Strudwicke, Yvonne Howard, Terry Keen and Steve Jones will be joined by David Parsons in the battle for the available positions.
Five names are in for the three vacancies in Two Wells Ward, current councillors, Joe Daniele and Jan Heley up against Eddie Stubing, Melville Lawrence and Michael Tennant.
Glenn Docherty will again be the Playford mayor after being re-elected unopposed. There will be elections in all six wards.
Ward 1 (3 vacancies): Ashton Hockley, Stephen Coppins, Dino Musolino, Peter Netoulis, Wayne Wissell, Goy Leek, Nick Charles, Carol Muzyk and Julie Ann Norris.
Ward 2 (3 vacancies): Gay Smallwood-Smith, Modeste Hatungimana, Adam Sherwood, Terry Morrison, Jame Onuzans, John Cowell, Rob Whaite, Nick Cava, Terry Stuart.
Ward 3 (2 vacancies) John Hetzel, Craig Withers, Joe Federico, Andrew Craig.
Ward 4 (3 vacancies) Paul Purvis, Max O’Rielly, Tony O’Rielly, Hussain Razaiat, Shirley Halls, Dennis Ryan, Shaun Barby, Sharka Byrne, Aaron Steer, Denis Davey.
Ward 5 (2 vacancies) Philip Fox, Ron Watts, Michael Joy, Marilyn Baker, Richard Godden, Joshua Smith, Peter Salamon, Luciano Tanzi.
Ward 6 (2 vacancies) Duncan MacMillan, Smantha Blake, Nik Skrob.
• Monday – Friday, October 20 – 24: Ballot packs sent to enrolled voters;
• (5pm) Friday, November 7: Close of voting (completed ballot papers must be lodged and received by an electoral official).