Alfred Leigh puts his hat in the ring for the Mayor and Councilor of the Town of Bunbury in the October 16 election.
Mr. Leigh has a good resume, including a former board member from 2003 to 2013.
He said he had a passion to improve Bunbury and to treat everyone with dignity and respect.
“You can do more with kindness,” he said.
Since moving to Bunbury with his wife in 1988, Mr. Leigh has been involved in engineering, production manager for a manufacturing company and chairman of the Engineers Australia South West group.
In 2006, Mr. Leigh received the Medal from the Institution of Engineers Australia.
“My personal motivation for running for this election is to enrich people’s lives by listening to all the people you serve,” he said.
“I will have an open door policy to see and talk to anyone.
“We have a rich and diverse community and we need to listen to what they are saying.
“I also have a deep respect for our Wardandi Noongar heritage and believe in equal opportunities for women.”
Mr. Leigh enjoys volunteering at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for some of the events they organize.
I volunteer for St. Patrick’s Cathedral and help out whenever the community needs it for certain events. I also take pictures of various events that occur in our Church.
Mr. Leigh would like to see more recognition for all the different volunteer organizations in Bunbury.
“These organizations must be recognized and thanked at the end of the year by our City,” he declared.
“These are the people who make this town of Bunbury and we must always treat them well and support them.”
In Mr. Leigh’s spare time, he enjoys visiting the many shopping centers in Bunbury.
“My hobbies are singing, playing guitar and meeting different people to learn their way of life,” he said.
The other candidate advisers are Mark Chadwick, Tresslyn Smith, Ben Andrew, Karen Steele, Marina Quain, Daniel Singleton, Dave Chandler, Wayne Chattillon, Michelle Steck, Jaysen De San Miguel, Dr Parthasarathy Ramesh and Gabi Ghasseb.