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Community Alliance picks up the Mayor of Tharwa

By johnboy - 25 August 2008 17

The ABC is reporting that the grumpiest of the ACT’s grumpy old men (and a man with much to be grumpy about), Tharwa’s Val Jeffery, is running for the ACT Legislative Assembly on the Community Alliance Party ticket.

    Mr Jeffery says it is time to end majority government in Canberra.

    “The time is ripe, they’re sick of the Stanhope Government, they’re sick of the arrogance of majority Government,” he said.

    “They’re looking for an alternative to get in there and, for want of a better word, keep the bastards honest.”

Personally I have no doubt that if Val had been Chief Minister in 2003 less fewer people would have been injured or died, and there’d be much less cheap real-estate in Weston Creek.

The weight of that is over to you.

Val Jeffery

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Community Alliance picks up the Mayor of Tharwa
ant 9:55 pm 25 Aug 08

Top bloke who speaks a lot of good sense. He’d been nagging and chipping about exactly what happened in the fires, for long before they happened. Then he got the hump, and set Tharwa up so it survived. It shouldn’t have, but it did. He’s a sensible man.

cranky 5:56 pm 25 Aug 08

I know who will win my vote between Val and the Arogant Inebriate!

peterh 5:12 pm 25 Aug 08

Aurelius said :

Can we run a book on whether Adam, Val or Frank Pangallo will come last this election?

probably not – they will all be in the high numbers against stanhope (hopefully)

Aurelius 4:35 pm 25 Aug 08

Can we run a book on whether Adam, Val or Frank Pangallo will come last this election?

andym 12:38 pm 25 Aug 08

Its always easy to stand back and criticise, but Mr Jeffery has taken the step to put his money where his mouth is and history will be the ultimate judge.
Cranky? Absolutely – he has plenty to be cranky about, but he is also very motivated.
I think Val can offer a lot to local politics and through it to the community. He has a long history with the ACT and has served it well over the years through the Bush Fire Council and as a bush fire captain. But dont forget he is also a small business owner and rural lessee
I have doubts over how a minority government will serve Canberra, but I wish him well.

johnboy 12:17 pm 25 Aug 08

Once again you’re the one bringing the racism to the table WMC.

Anyway sorry to have disappointed.

Woody Mann-Caruso 11:40 am 25 Aug 08

Personally I have no doubt that if Val had been Chief Minister in 2003 less fewer people would have been injured or died

I’m disappointed you didn’t find a way to put rioting Muslims running over Vikings Club members’ kids outside closed schools into this.

Swaggie 11:37 am 25 Aug 08

If any of you get the chance to sit down and chat with Val I recommend it, he talks more sense in 5 minutes than most Pollies do in a month. As an MLA he’d be a breath of fresh air and given the dross we have currently representing us in Brindabella he could do very well.

emd 11:09 am 25 Aug 08

I’m guessing he knows what it feels like to be ignored by your political representatives, and will treat Canberrans with more respect and less arrogance if he gets a seat. Good luck to him.

trevar 10:58 am 25 Aug 08

Given the way the Stanhope government have treated the people of Tharwa and the Naas Valley, I don’t understand why Val is running for the ACT Government instead of lobbying for the cessession from the Territory altogether! I once thought that, unlike NSW, the ACT was too small for governments to ignore anything past the suburban entity they govern from, but I was wrong. The ACT assembly is as short-sighted as the bastards on Macquarie Street…

Thumper 10:52 am 25 Aug 08

How much is the Tharwa vote worth?

About nine, plus a dog and a stray chicken.

justbands 10:44 am 25 Aug 08

> and there’d be much less cheap real-estate in Weston Creek.

Huh? Since when has there been any cheap real estate in Weston Creek?

peterh 10:40 am 25 Aug 08

Skidbladnir said :

…keep the bastards honest…
So, he’d a Democrat if they were a valid party?

Also, I deride your misuse of ‘less’ in place of ‘fewer’.

cheaper in weston creek?

really?

where?

Val Jeffrey made some good decisions on the day. but he couldn’t save the school, and the bridge isn’t looking that good, either.

what would he do in office?

fix tharwa first.

great.

jakez 10:40 am 25 Aug 08

Will he pick up the vast majority of the Tharwa vote?

…How much is the Tharwa vote worth?

Skidbladnir 10:22 am 25 Aug 08

…keep the bastards honest…
So, he’d a Democrat if they were a valid party?

Also, I deride your misuse of ‘less’ in place of ‘fewer’.

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