Candidates - 2018 Victorian State Election

Candidates

Legislative Council (Upper House)


Eastern Metropolitan Region

1. Lynnette Saloumi

An Eastern Metropolitan resident of 22 years, Lynnette was elected Councillor following several years as Monash Ratepayers’ spokesperson. 

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2. Perrin Wilkins

 


Eastern Victoria Region

1. Reade Smith 

Reade Smith is a former Senior Constable with the Victoria Police, having been stationed at a number of Police Stations including nearly five years at Frankston. He retired from The Victoria Police to manage a Frankston based youth leadership and empowerment program called Youth At Risk. Reade has 12 years local government experience as a former Shire Councillor with Mornington Peninsula Shire Council from 2000 to 2012 and was Mayor in 2005.

 


Northern Metropolitan Region

1. Mark McDonald

Mark McDonald is an IT engineer and lives in Preston. He has travelled extensively and lived overseas in several places including India and Europe. Mark enjoys experiencing different cultures and is passionate about affordable housing, a sustainable environment and population, energy security and sensible public asset ownership. Mark recently ran for Sustainable Australia as the Federal candidate for the Batman by-election.

2. William Clow

 


Northern Victoria Region

1. Madeleine Wearne

Madeleine has a lifelong interest in the natural environment and has bought, revegetated and managed a range of conservation properties. Madeleine has established many likeminded contacts through both her professional and personal involvement with a variety of local, national and international environmental and humanitarian organisations.  Through these contacts, she has determined that many people have grave concerns about unsustainable population growth, overdevelopment, affordable and plentiful housing and loss of biodiversity.  She currently lives in NE Victoria and is involved in regenerative agriculture.

2. Ian Chivers

 


South-Eastern Metropolitan Region

1. Anthony Cresswell 

Anthony is a finance professional with over 10 years experience working as an analyst for a number of private companies and government institutions including the Department of treasury and finance (Victoria). Anthony has university qualifications in both Commerce and statistics. Most recently Anthony worked as a fleet risk specialist for a multi-national leasing company.

2. Daryl Budgeon

 


Southern Metropolitan Region

1. Clifford Hayes

Clifford have spent over forty years in the film and television industry as an editor and producer. He has worked for a large television production company in the early days of his career after which, he freelanced and worked for production and post-production companies, including directing his own company. Clifford entered politics when he was elected to Council in 2005 for the City of Bayside, on the sole issue of opposing high rise development which was a major issue at that time in his neighbourhood. He went on to become Mayor of Bayside, always fighting for better planning and infrastructure outcomes and pointing to rapid population and immigration growth problem.

2. Cathryn Houghton

 


Western Metropolitan Region

1. Allan Doensen

Allan is a software engineer & business owner with significant experience in the technology sector. As a parent, Allan wants his children to be able to afford a comfortable home, to enjoy the wonders of our natural environment & to breath clean air. He believes that to maintain Australia's quality of life we need to place sustainability at the heart of everything that we do. He wants to change our governance to sustainably manage our population, our environment, our climate & our finite resources. He believes that Sustainable Australia's policies are the best way of achieving this.

 


Western Victoria Region

Richard Belcher

 



Legislative Assembly (Lower House)

Albert Park

Steven Armstrong

Steven Armstrong is a long-time resident of Elwood and an electrical engineer. He is campaigning for a sustainable Albert Park electorate with better planning to stop over-development.


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