Former teacher enters race to contest mayoral seat

MAYORAL CONTENDER: Retired teacher Mark Jones entered the Mount Gambier mayoral race just in time for the ballot draw this week. If elected, Mr Jones has pledged to introduce a rate capping policy and reduce council’s “financial waste”. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

MARK Jones may have been the last of three candidates to enter the Mount Gambier mayoral race, but he is not without a vision for the city.

The former teacher threw his hat in the ring to contest the civic leader position just in time for the ballot draw this week, aspiring to unseat incumbent Andrew Lee and collect more votes than prominent business leader Lynette Martin.

Mr Jones grew up in Adelaide and worked for decades across the border, moving to Mount Gambier five years ago.

“I’m a retired teacher and this is my fifth year in Mount Gambier after a long time in Victoria,” he told The Border

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