Luck of the draw for candidates

INCUMBENT COUNCILLORS: Incumbent elected members Frank Morello, Josh Lynagh, Hanna Persello, Mayor Andrew Lee, Christian Greco, Sonya Mezinec and Ian Von Stanke at the ballot draw yesterday.

A MAJORITY of Mount Gambier City Council candidates turned out to watch the ballot draw at the civic centre yesterday afternoon, with the notable exception of mayoral candidate Mark Jones.

Mr Jones threw his hat in the ring to contest the civic leader position only this week.

For three mayoral hopefuls and the 19 candidates contesting eight elected member positions, the draw determined where their names would appear on ballot papers in October.

Business leader Lynette Martin was drawn for the coveted number one spot on the mayoral ballot, while Perri-Anne Rasmussen was drawn first among 19 nominees for the

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