Cr Carey announces he will seek re-election

Published Tuesday 2 February 2016

Douglas Shire Councillor David Carey has confirmed he will seek re-election for a second term at the upcoming Council elections to be held on 19 March 2016.

Councillor Carey, who has over 30 years local government experience, much of which has been in senior executive roles says that he has much more to contribute to the Douglas community.  

"I am very proud to have been able to contribute to the outstanding success of establishing our new Douglas Shire. I said when I stood for election just over two years ago that the decisions the Council makes in the first two years will be crucial to its long term success.

“I have helped lay down the foundations for a  long term sustainable future for our community. Now I will seek the opportunity to build on those foundations,” said Cr Carey.

As part of Newsport’s media coverage of the election, we will be initially asking some of the same specific questions of each of the candidates, ensuring the coverage remains balanced.

Cr Carey has reserved his right to decline to respond to Newsport’s questions at this stage of the election.

“As I indicated to you before the Council meeting last Thursday I am very happy to respond to the questions you have put to me.

“After careful consideration however I will reserve my responses until after the closing date for receipt of nominations for candidates for the election,” said Cr Carey.

Newsport’s Cassandra Pulver will be interviewing Cr Carey to provide an in depth account of his decision to run again as Councillor, after closing date for nominations, as requested.