Candidate statement – David Strauss

WITH your support I will represent you on council being accessible and accountable.

With over 15 years local government experience, I have successfully represented the views of residents, sporting groups, local business and the community on many issues.

I have been on and chaired many council committees and boards ranging from health to economic development, waste, infrastructure and planning.

This resulted in good decisions being made that helped residents.

My wife Rachel and I live in Sale.

I have strong family and professional values: honesty, integrity and accountability.

In our family we have a son Douglas, a daughter Lisa, her partner Doug and two grandsons, Cooper and Jack.

I am aware of the challenges facing families bringing up children.

I have served in the Royal Australian Air Force for more than 26 years.

I am employed as a Flight Lieutenant based at RAAF Base East Sale.

I have worked as a crew member and manager on the AP-3C Orion maritime surveillance aircraft.

I understand the advantages of people being able to work together for a common goal while still having an appreciation of the different skills individuals bring to a team.

I promote and support:

Listening to residents;

A balanced and responsible approach to council decisions;

Support for sporting and service clubs and community organisations;

Well maintained parks and reserves;

A high standard of council services;

Better roads and footpaths; and

Safety in our community.