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Everton candidate profile - Bruce Hallett

08-Mar-2012 Name: Bruce HallettParty: GreensAge: 65Suburb of residence: BunyaOccupation: Retired land surveyor Bio:  I am campaigning for the Greens in the electorate of Everton because it is important that every Queenslander has the choice to vote Green. The Greens are the only party who can be trusted to protect our farmlands from mining and to protect ... more

Everton candidate profile - Murray Watt

08-Mar-2012 Name:   Murray WattParty: Australian Labor PartyAge: 39Suburb of residence: MitcheltonOccupation: State Member for EvertonBio:  Murray and his wife Cynthia live in Mitchelton with their two young children. In 2009 he was elected as the Member for Everton and is Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer. He has Commerce and Law degrees from the ... more

Everton candidate profile - Tim Mander

08-Mar-2012 Name: Tim ManderParty: LNPAge: 50Suburb of residence: Ferny GroveOccupation: Chief Executive Officer Bio:  Tim Mander is a family man and life-long resident of Brisbane’s North-West. Married to Gayle for 28 years, they raised four children in the district. CEO of Australia’s fastest growing youth and children’s organisation, Tim has overseen the ... more

Everton candidate profile - Denym Witherow

08-Mar-2012 Name: Denym Witherow Party: Katters Australian PartyAge: 22Suburb of residence: EnoggeraOccupation: IT Professional Bio: Denym Witherow is as proud to be the Katter's Australian Party candidate for the seat of Everton as he is proud to be a Queenslander. Denym was born and raised on Brisbane's north side, he is a young and proud Australian, an IT ... more

Ferny Grove candidate profile - Geoff Wilson

08-Mar-2012 Name: Geoff WilsonParty: ALPAge: 59Suburb of residence: MitcheltonOccupation: Member for Ferny Grove and Minister for HealthBio:  Elected in 1998, former public servant, barrister and industrial advocate.What do you think are the most important issues for Ferny Grove this election?  Building better public transport and tackling traffic congestion ... more

Ferny Grove candidate profile - Dale Shuttleworth

08-Mar-2012 Name: Dale ShuttleworthParty: Liberal National PartyAge: 47Suburb of residence: Upper KedronOccupation: Senior Account Manager - Pronto SoftwareBio:  Dale is actively involved with local charitable organisations and community groups and has participated in many national appeals throughout recent times. Dale participates annually in the Red Shield ... more

Pine Rivers candidate profile - John Alexander

08-Mar-2012 Name: John AlexanderParty: Katters Australian PartyAge: 49Suburb of residence: Ocean ViewOccupation: Sales and Operations ManagerBio: Originally from South Africa, John has been living in the Pine Rivers Shire for nearly 10 years. After completing high school John served in the military in a specialist unit and did active duty as a Platoon ... more

Pine Rivers candidate profile - Di Clark

08-Mar-2012 Name: Di ClarkParty: The GreensAge: 61Suburb of residence: Mt NeboOccupation: RetireeBio:  I have lived in Mt Nebo for the past 12 years and have been a member of the Greens since 2003. I have stood as a candidate for the Greens at each State Election since 2004. In my working life as a Human Resource Management professional, my expertise was in ... more

Ferny Grove candidate profile - Howard Nielsen

08-Mar-2012 Name: Howard NielsenParty: The GreensAge: 61Suburb of residence: Samford VillageOccupation: Business owner and consultant Bio: Howard is the co-owner and principal consultant of a company that helps improve the sustainability of businesses and communities. He has a strong belief that our quality of life is improved when we have significant control ... more

Pine Rivers candidate profile - Seath Holswich

08-Mar-2012 Name: Seath HolswichParty: LNPAge: 34Suburb of residence: CashmereOccupation: State Manager – Employment Services OrganisationBio: Seath is currently Queensland State Manager for a not-for-profit organisation linking Indigenous jobseekers and students with sustainable employment opportunities. Seath has worked previously within Pine Rivers and the ... more

Pine Rivers candidate profile - Patrick Bulman

08-Mar-2012 Name: Patrick BulmanParty: Australian Labor PartyAge: 55 Suburb of residence: WarnerOccupation: CEO Parkinsons Queensland Inc.Bio:          * Over 26 years local and overseas experience managing diverse health care environments* Experienced senior manager in financial, asset, operational and human resources* Sound experience in strategic and ... more

Mayoral candidate profile - Chris Whiting

19-Apr-2012 Name:  Chris Whiting - current Division 2 councillorPolitical party: -Age: 45Suburb of residence: BurpengaryYear elected: 2000Website: I've been a councillor for 12 years, elected with 73% of the distributed vote in 2008 to Moreton Bay Regional Council, worked as journalist and speechwriter, employment officer and ... more

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