Brian Charles out pounding the pavement along East St in support of Lea Taylor’s mayoral bid.
Brian Charles out pounding the pavement along East St in support of Lea Taylor’s mayoral bid. Chris Ison

Brian takes it to the streets

SOME candidates are using social media videos. Others are reaching voters through emails and twitter.

But Brian Charles is taking an old-fashioned approach to show his support for mayoral hopeful Lea Taylor.

Brian was pounding the footpath in East St with a sandwich board to urge shoppers to vote for Lea.

"I'm getting a really good reaction," he said yesterday.

"I went to school with Lea and he's a fair-dinkum guy who's for the people and not the bureaucrats."

Brian said he had taken it upon himself to support Lea and wasn't being paid for shouldering the home-made advertising.

"I've volunteered because Lea did a good job last time and I know he will again. I've had lots of positive comments and a good response from the council workers too."

He said he would be up early to continue to spread the message.

"I'll be alongside the highway from 7am to catch the workers coming in from Gracemere," he said.

Meanwhile Mayor Brad Carter said he had temporarily postponed his campaigning for re-election to concentrate on managing the disaster management response to the flood.

"There's a statutory responsibility on me as mayor to lead the community at times of crisis," he said.

"I hope to be back campaigning next week but for now I have suspended any significant campaigning activities."



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