Brunsmann takes on Schwarten
AT 21 Rockhampton's Luke Brunsmann is the youngest person to nominate for the upcoming Rockhampton Regional Council elections in April.
And the Rockhampton Hospital IT technician is set to take on one of the region's most experienced political campaigners, Stephen Schwarten.
Mr Brunsmann will contest Division 7.
He is part of the Regional Independents team supporting Lea Taylor, the former Rockhampton City Council mayor who will challenge Brad Carter for the top job.
Mr Brunsmann vowed, if elected, to be accessible to everyone and focus on "the bread and butter issues".
"As a concerned member of the public under the current Rockhampton Regional Council it has been devastating to see the way that the region is currently going," Mr Brunsmann said.
"After seeing the conditions of the region's infrastructure like roads, water, council caravan parks and parks deteriorating the way they have, it made me realise some improvements needed to be made to our region.
"If elected I will work with all other councillors to provide our community with improved infrastructure and services within the financial constraints that exist currently, 'Back to the Bread and Butter issues'."
He outlined his priorities as rates, roads and waste and landfill services.
"I am young and enthusiastic and if elected will give a different perspective on the region's needs," Mr Brunsmann said.
"My vision for the region is simple, to promote tourism in this region and make it the best it can be."
He said Mr Taylor was the only person with the experience to begin fixing the problems of the current council.
Other candidates who have aligned with the Regional Independents include former councillor Rod Green and driving instructor Leyland Barnett.
Mr Brunsmann asked his mobile number, 0413 940 465, be published and urged people to give him a call.