Cameron Slater Announces Council Candidacy – Albany Ward
Blogger Cameron Slater today announces his candidacy for the Super City Council. He is standing as an independent candidate under the Whaleoil banner.
Mr Slater says â€śI am standing to keep the politicians honest, and sober. I believe in open, transparent politics, and will stand on a platform of complete openness for all council decisions. I have waged a vigorous campaign against troughing politicians, and you can all expect me to post all details of my council spending online. I will not spend council money on alcohol.â€ť
A staunch fiscal conservative, Mr Slater is standing for control of rates rises, and provision of high quality core council services. He will vote against spending in other areas, including Brian Rudmanâ€™s Theatre, which is definitely not a core council service.
Mr Slaterâ€™s pledges are that he will NOT:
- Piss on any trees
- Sign paintings I have not painted
- Send drunken texts after 11pm
- Send drunken press releases after 11pm
- Hold important meetings in bars
- Vote to fund Brian Rudmanâ€™s theatre
- Put boozing with my mates on my council credit card
- Stop putting piggy noses on troughing politicians
- Punch ambulance officers
â€śThe campaign trail is likely to be robust, and I am looking forward to candidate debates where records of all candidates will be thoroughly scrutinised.
If elected I expect to be held to account by voters,â€ť says Mr Slater, â€śand I will be staunch in protect rate payers from rabid councillors raising rates to pay for pet projects or areas that are central governments responsibility.â€ť
Mr Slater has Orca signs will available for distribution in the next fortnight. Voters wanting signs or bumper stickers should go to the Whaleoil web site to get their signs and stickers.
Contact: Cameron Slater 021535724