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1 Candidate details

Name: Jack Sugarman

Council: Byron Shire

Town/city: 

Number of years in shire/LGA: 25+

Current councillor? No

Clubs/sports/interests: Reading

Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? 

Member of Hemp Party but not on ticket

Brief description:  A frustrated older Australian having watched rates going up and services decline.

2 What has motivated you to stand?

Have a gutful of failed promises.

3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?

Merge Ocean Shores and the north with Tweed Council, and Ballina, Byron, Lismore and Rous combined and administered in Goonellabah.

4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment?

I don’t know.

5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?

Lack of infrastructure – world ‘pothole capital’.

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