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Greens announce their lineup for the election. Gungahlin Al will run!

By johnboy - 20 March 2012 36

The Greens have announced their candidates for the October election.

The four Green MLAs will be recontesting their seats, and have been pre-selected by the party to run as the four lead candidates for the election.

“It’s very exciting to see such a great Greens team for 2012,” Ms Hunter said.

“The people standing for the Greens include an economist, community activists, a student, a tradie and business people. It reflects the Greens diversity and broad appeal.

“I’m personally very pleased to have two experienced campaigners, James Higgins and Hannah Parris join me in Ginninderra.

“James ran with me in 2008 and Hannah ran with Lin Hatfield-Dodds on the Greens Senate ticket in 2010.

“In Molonglo, Gungahlin community campaigner Alan Kerlin, and Adriana Siddle, will be standing with my colleagues, Caroline Le Couteur and Shane Rattenbury.

“In Brindabella, Amanda Bresnan will be strongly supported by electrician and vocational education teacher Ben Murphy, and Johnathan Davis, a real estate agent and GLBTI campaigner.

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Greens announce their lineup for the election. Gungahlin Al will run!
poetix 11:15 am 21 Mar 12

Gungahlin Al said :

I’m itching to get going. But a quick commitment to Gungahlin folk …

If elected, Al, what can you promise to do for the oppressed people of the inner north? We’re in your electorate too.

As to the cross-dressing candidate, I would never vote for him. He’s a real estate agent, you see, and therefore decency would forbid it, however nice the frocks may be.

Jim Jones 10:47 am 21 Mar 12

Any comments on recent allegations that the Greens are all in cahoots with the CIA?

(giggle)

Rollersk8r 9:36 am 21 Mar 12

c_c said :

EvanJames said :

Quite a good group in all (barring the drag queen, that’s a bit unfortunate). I think they’ve been doing fairly well so far, better than the crummy tin-pot Liberals, at any rate.

True, but it’s a sad situation when in describing political candidates, we fall back to saying at least they’re better then the other mob.

Absolutely. Federal and ACT governments are running in parallel. The incumbents are awful, although slightly better without their former leaders, the Libs offer very little and the sooner we get rid of the Greens the better.

Gungahlin Al 10:51 pm 20 Mar 12

SnapperJack said :

Kevin Rudd was known as The Sunrise PM due to his appearances on Channel Seven’s Sunrise program. Will Gungahlin Al be known as The RiotACT Member?

🙂 I’ll let you guys figure that out IF I get elected. I liked my old “RiotACT Veteran” handle…

It is a good strong team, as Meredith said today. I’ve been really impressed with them. And Johnno – well wait until you hear that guy talk – he is born to the politico role. Surprised the heck out of me at the Greens’ meet the candidates night.

I’m itching to get going. But a quick commitment to Gungahlin folk – I know for the next few months getting across that bloody crossing between Big W and Woollies is going to be worse than running the gauntlet outside a voting booth, what with all the candidates camping out there. I’ll do my best to find other ways of catching up with you.

With regard to GCC, I stood aside from all spokesperson responsibilities upon nomination, and handed over all executive involvement following the preselection announcement, in line with GCC’s constitution. It’s great that Ewan Brown came on board last year as president, and together with the rest of the gang – including a couple of newcomers – I’m happy that GCC will continue to be a community group to be reckoned with. But if you’ve got a passion for environment, planning and transport issues, I’m sure they’d appreciate your help.

zippyzippy 8:20 pm 20 Mar 12

c_c said :

Jonathan Davis being the cross dressing drag queen. That along shouldn’t point against him entering politics, more the combination of barely being out of UC (in fact I didn’t think he graduated yet), a real estate agent and a drag queen – just what is he offering society in the way of experience and expertise?

I suppose the perspective of a young, working, studying, gay canberran.

Pandy 8:12 pm 20 Mar 12

I only believe in voting for GLBTI candidates when they are hot.

SnapperJack 4:14 pm 20 Mar 12

Kevin Rudd was known as The Sunrise PM due to his appearances on Channel Seven’s Sunrise program. Will Gungahlin Al be known as The RiotACT Member?

c_c 4:03 pm 20 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

Quite a good group in all (barring the drag queen, that’s a bit unfortunate). I think they’ve been doing fairly well so far, better than the crummy tin-pot Liberals, at any rate.

True, but it’s a sad situation when in describing political candidates, we fall back to saying at least they’re better then the other mob.

EvanJames 3:58 pm 20 Mar 12

Quite a good group in all (barring the drag queen, that’s a bit unfortunate). I think they’ve been doing fairly well so far, better than the crummy tin-pot Liberals, at any rate.

colourful sydney rac 3:53 pm 20 Mar 12

Mothy said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Not Lin Hatfield-Dodds again…

She was named as being on the Senate Ticket in 2010 along with Hannah Parris, not as a candidate in the coming ACT election.

aha. sorry ’bout that…

Mothy 3:52 pm 20 Mar 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Not Lin Hatfield-Dodds again…

She was named as being on the Senate Ticket in 2010 along with Hannah Parris, not as a candidate in the coming ACT election.

c_c 3:44 pm 20 Mar 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Not Lin Hatfield-Dodds again…

Like lice, she’ll have you scratching your head wondering when she’ll go away.

colourful sydney rac 3:25 pm 20 Mar 12

Not Lin Hatfield-Dodds again…

johnboy 3:20 pm 20 Mar 12

Well he’d certainly get more people watching the Assembly’s web stream.

c_c 3:12 pm 20 Mar 12

Jonathan Davis being the cross dressing drag queen. That along shouldn’t point against him entering politics, more the combination of barely being out of UC (in fact I didn’t think he graduated yet), a real estate agent and a drag queen – just what is he offering society in the way of experience and expertise?

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