Margaret Bull (pictured) says an involvement on Edward River Council would allow her to extend her already extensive community involvement.
Mrs Bull was the final candidate to register before nominations for the election closed on Wednesday.
As per requirements under the Local Government Act, Mrs Bull had to resign as a tourism information officer at the Peppin Heritage Centre in Deniliquin before she was eligible to stand.
With a broad skill set gained throughout her career, Mrs Bull believes she has a lot to offer the Edward River Council community as one of its representatives on the council.
‘‘I am a member of a farming family and have had a career in education, tourism and small business,’’ she said.
‘‘I have always had some type of community involvement during my life in Deniliquin and standing for the election is an extension of that involvement.
‘‘Voters have a great range of candidates to choose from on September 9.’’
Mrs Bull also attributed the need for more women in local government to her decision to stand.
Only five of the 17 candidates in the election are women. They include former Deniliquin mayors Pat Fogarty and Sue Taylor, former Hay Shire councillor Airlie Circuitt and Deniliquin business owner Peta Betts.
‘‘It is exciting that a number of women have nominated, and I would hope to represent female voters in Deniliquin and the surrounding area.
‘‘I look forward to hopefully playing a part in the exciting future of the Edward River Council.’’