Former Greens MP Andrea Dawkins has confirmed she will run for a spot at the City of Launceston council table at the upcoming local government elections.
Ms Dawkins will contest for deputy mayor and alderman and will stand as a “proud” independent with Greens affiliation.
“I am no longer a party member and thank the Greens for the experience three years in state parliament has provided me,” she said. “After 25 years in small business, my autonomy is an intrinsic character trait and personally valued.”
Ms Dawkins said she supports the aims of urban revitalisation detailed in the City Heart Project.
“Ensuring entrepreneurial engagement is paramount in achieving success for the infrastructure project,” she said.
“I welcome the continued discussion on building heights. There will be important decisions made at the council table on how far developers can push skyward with their tourist projects.”
Ms Dawkins will not be putting up posters in a bid to not create more waste, instead planning on running her campaign online and in person.
“If a successful candidate, I will continue to bring commitment and experience to the role of community representative,” she said.
Alderman Danny Gibson has also confirmed he will be running for deputy mayor.
Alderman Rob Soward is the current deputy mayor, but it is unknown if he plans to re-contest the position.
Alderman Emma Williams will re-contest her position as a Greens candidate.
As for mayor, Janie Finlay is the only one confirmed.
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