Mulwala resident Andrew Kennedy, oldest son of the well known Kennedy building family, heads up a ticket also comprising, in order, Chris Kennedy, Lisa Starr, Adam Thomson and Winston Rhodes for Federation Council’s first ever election.
“I just want to be involved in the decision making of the new Federation Council,” the 47-year-old builder popularly known as ‘Slanger’ told the Yarrawonga Chronicle.
“I’ve seen Mulwala – and the whole Federation Council area – grow and thought it might be time for a younger voice or younger group to get on council and be heard.
“I’ve got a lot out of the community and am keen to put something back. The time’s right for me to enter council with an open mind and do what’s best for the whole council area.”
Mr Kennedy has lived in Mulwala all his life but has a good knowledge of the whole of the Federation Council area.
“Kennedy Builders started off with just Dad (Wayne Kennedy) and now employs 60 people and we are associated with various community organisations over a wide area,” Mr Kennedy said.
“Hopefully I get on council because I’d look forward to working with everyone involved in Federation Council, and the various communities.”
Younger brother to Andrew, Chris Kennedy, is manager of Kennedy Plumbing and Yarrawonga’s senior football coach.
Lisa Starr is a new homes consultant, Adam Thomson is manager of Thomsons Bus Lines and Winston Rhodes is a crane driver at Australia Munitions Mulwala.
“Except for Winston, we all live in the same street!” the ticket leader said. “All members of the ticket are involved in the community, being active members of various business and sporting organisations.
“There has been a lot done in the community over the years but there is still plenty more to be done. We want to be part of that and seek the support of voters for this very important election.”