Ali Kuchel is the editor at the Gatton Star, having worked through the ranks as a journalist.
Ali’s career has taken her from South Australia to Charleville’s Western Times in outback Queensland, to Gatton, back to South Australia for the Stock Journal and finally returning to Gatton.
Her interests include agricultural, rural and equine journalism along with photography.
WELCOME to the 2016 candidates night where mayoral and councillor candidates will address the public about why they should be elected to represent the Lockyer Valley Regional Council.
At the meet the councillors we heard from five mayoral candidates and 20 councillor candidates.
Our Mayoral candidates are:
Peter O'Brien, Aussie Phillipsen, Glenroy Logan, Tanya Milligan and Tony Wood.
Our councillor candidates are:
Phil Bambrick, Michael Hagan, Regina Samukani-Vuthapanich, Jim McDonald, Janice Holstein, Adam Cassel, Brett Qualischefski, Christopher Burnham, Jason Cook, Derek Pingel, Chris Wilson, Kathy McLean, Glen Pavey, Bill Beckman, Rick Vella, Elaine Horrocks, Kameron Jeffrey, Marty Warburton, Simon Scott and Paul Steffens.
To help you make an informed decision we'll be uploading videos of each candidate tonight to this webpage.
The final mayoral candidate to speak is Glenroy Logan
Our fourth mayoral candidate to speak is Aussie Phillipsen
Our third mayoral candidate to address the public is Peter O'Brien
Our second mayoral candidate is Tanya Milligan
Please welcome our first mayoral candidate Tony Wood.
The final councillor candidate is Paul Steffens
Up next we have councillor candidate Simon Scott
Here we have councillor candidate Marty Warburton
Up next we have councillor candidate Kameron Jeffrey
Here we have councillor candidate Elaine Horrocks
Next to speak to the public is councillor candidate Rick Vela
After a short break we're back on at the Cultural Centre. Addressing the community is Bill Beckman
She spoke earlier in the night (technical difficulties) but here's councillor candidate Janice Holstein
Tonight's 12th speaker is councillor candidate Glenn Pavey
Tonight's eleventh speaker is councillor candidate Kathy McLean
Tonight's tenth speaker is councillor candidate Chris Wilson
Tonight's ninth speaker is councillor candidate Derek Pingel
Tonight's eighth speaker is councillor candidate Jason Cook
Tonight's seventh speaker is councillor candidate Chris Burnham
Tonight's sixth speaker is councillor candidate Brett Qualischefski
Tonight's fifth speaker is councillor candidate Adam Cassel
Tonight's third speaker is councillor candidate Regina Samukanu-Vuthapanich
Slightly out of order but tonight's fourth speaker is councillor candidate Jim McDonald
Tonight's second speaker is councillor candidate Michael Hagan
Tonight's first speaker is councillor candidate Phil Bambrick,