Council Elections 2020

It’s time to elect our Councillors for the next 4 years!

BCRRA has created a page for each candidate to provide their profile information to the community. We’ve invited them all to respond to a series of questions, and as we receive replies they will be uploaded to the respective candidate’s page……read more here.

And if you wish to compare candidates’ responses, please scroll down to the bottom of this page where you can download a summary spreadsheet.

How does the voting process work?

Council Elections are due to take place in October 2020, with the VEC sending out postal ballot packs from early October. These will need to be returned and received by the VEC before the closing time of 6 pm on Friday 23 October. More information can be found on the VEC website here

Who are the Candidates?

Listed below are all candidates details provided by the VEC, and clicking on the candidate’s name will take you to their page to view their profiles and see how they responded to our questions. (If you’re not sure which ward you are in, click here)

Meet The Candidates

BCRRA is not planning a “Meet The Candidate” forum, but please go here for more information

Are your Candidates endorsed by a registered Political Party?

The VEC asks all candidates to complete a questionnaire. One of the questions asks if they are endorsed by a registered political party. According to the responses received by VEC, no candidate indicates they are endorsed by a registered political party except
Michael Nugent (Bunurong Ward).

For more information, download all candidate VEC questionnaire responses here or refer to the VEC nominations for Bass Cast here

Bunurong Ward

CandidatesContact Officer NamePhone ContactEmail AddressReplied to questions
LARKE, LesLes Larke0450 475 134leslarke@bigpond.comY
NUGENT, MichaelMichael Nugent0416 039 933michaelnugent@fastmail.fmY
LAING, LeticiaLeticia Laing0475 757 953leticia4bccouncil@gmail.comY
TESSARI, BrettBrett Tessari0409 722 661bretttessari@y7mail.com
BROWN, JulianJulian Brown0448 662 350julianforbunurong2020@gmail.com
Click candidate’s name to go to their dedicated page.

You can also scroll down to the bottom of this page to download a summary of all responses.

Island Ward

CandidatesContact Officer NamePhone ContactEmail AddressReplied to questions
BAUER, RonMeredith Doig0403 246 544meredithdoig@gmail.comY
CERINI, TrishTrish Cerini0408 024 714trish@cerini.com.auY
ROOKS, DavidDavid Rooks0418 115 935david@eventsupport.com.au
JOBE, JeniJeni Jobe0417 540 664jenijobe@internode.on.netY
SILVA, DarrellDarrell Silva0411 108 034darrellwaynesilva@gmail.com
BARLOW, MikhaelaMikhaela Barlow0473 490 050mbarlowbasscoast2020@gmail.comY
WHELAN, MichaelMichael Whelan0418 356 301michael.whelan3922@gmail.comY
BELSAR, AshAsh Belsar0412 852 291ash@outthere.net.auY
Click candidate’s name to go to their dedicated page.

You can also scroll down to the bottom of this page to download a summary of all responses.

Western Port Ward

CandidatesContact Officer NamePhone ContactEmail AddressReplied to questions
ELLIS, GeoffGeoff Ellis0403 917 746geoff2020wpw@gmail.comY
KENT, BruceBruce Kent brucekentbcc@gmail.comY
LE SERVE, ClareClare Le Serve0414 639 427clare.leserve@gmail.comY
HALSTEAD, RochelleRochelle Halstead0409 535 619halsteadrochelle@gmail.comY
Click candidate’s name to go to their dedicated page.

You can also scroll down to the bottom of this page to download a summary of all responses.
Click on above image to download a copy

Download a spreadsheet with ALL candidates’ responses HERE