The Rockhampton Regional Council chambers. The mayoral by-election will be held on January 23.
The Rockhampton Regional Council chambers. The mayoral by-election will be held on January 23.

ELECTION HUB: Learn about each Rocky mayoral candidate

Rockhampton residents will soon elect their next mayor.

Pre-polling opened on January 11, and thousands have already voted.

Election day is January 23, though final results may not be available for 10 days afterwards.

Voters will have 17 candidates to choose from and may number one, some, or all boxes on their ballot papers.

Below are the candidates in order of their appearance on the ballot, along with stories about them.

 

Here is information about donations made to candidates and candidates' expenditure as of January 18.

Here are Ladbrokes' election betting odds as of January 22.

Here is where our recorded candidate debates are available to watch.

 

To help electors organise their preferences, we asked mayor hopefuls for a brief outline of their ideas and policies regarding 10 topics of interest. Their answers are here:

1. Council and rates

2. Economy

3. Environment

4. Arts and culture

5. Sport

6. Indigenous affairs

7. Youth

8. Crime

9. South Rockhampton flood levee 

10. Rockhampton/Livingstone northern suburbs dispute

 

Russell Claus

Political membership:none

- Surprising candidate joins the Rockhampton mayoral race

- Claus talks red tape, relationships and saving Rocky's money

Russell Claus.
Russell Claus.

 

Tony Williams

Political membership:Labor

- Longtime key Rocky figure to run for mayor

- Williams reveals energy and lifestyle policies for election

Tony Williams.
Tony Williams.

 

Bronwyn Laverty-Young

Political membership:none

- True local CQ mine worker and mum nominates for Rocky mayor

- Laverty-Young in mayoral race to help Rocky prosper

Bronwyn Laverty-Young.
Bronwyn Laverty-Young.

 

Leyland Barnett

Political membership:LNP

- Barnett's vision for Rocky to 'prosper in the new year'

Leyland Barnett.
Leyland Barnett.

 

Shane Latcham

Political membership:none

- Another councillor throws hat in the ring for mayoral gig

- Latcham lays out mayoral policy priorities

Shane Latcham in 2019.
Shane Latcham in 2019.

 

Christian Shepherd

Political membership:KAP

- Christian Shepherd joins Rockhampton mayoral race

Christian Shepherd.
Christian Shepherd.

 

Dominic Doblo

Political membership:none

- Doblo officially nominates for mayoral position

- Doblo lays out election 'victory policy'

Dominic Doblo.
Dominic Doblo.

 

Remy McCamley

Political membership:none

- Beef baron's grandson in surprise mayoral race nomination

- McCamley talks business, finance and crime

Remy McCamley.
Remy McCamley.

 

Donna Kirkland

Political membership:none

- Donna reveals thoughts on running for mayoral vacancy

- Kirkland presents major pillars of mayoral run

- Kirkland: Answer to rates woes is 'realistic' budgeting

- Kirkland's 'master plan' for Rocky tourism

Donna Kirkland.
Donna Kirkland.

 

Cherie Rutherford

Political membership:none

- Fourth Rocky councillor nominates for mayoral race

- Rutherford: Rocky needs adept mayor in 'uncertain' times

Cherie Rutherford.
Cherie Rutherford.

 

Rob Crow

Political membership:none

- Top Rocky sporting icon enters mayoral race at last minute

- Make rocky the sporting capital: Rob Crow's plan as mayor

- Crow's plan benefits ratepayers and pensioners

-Crow pledges a major concert every year in mayoral policy

Rob Crow.
Rob Crow.

 

Christopher Davies

Political membership:none

- Introducing Rocky's youngest mayoral candidate

- Davies: council needs 'fresh look', long-term thinking

Christopher Davies.
Christopher Davies.

 

John Rewald

Political membership:none

- Well-known community leader joins Rocky's mayoral race

- Rewald's plan for helping Rocky's homeless

- Rewald promises rates freeze and 'value for money'

- Rewald promises to cut mayoral pay by half

- Rewald releases parks and gardens policy

John Rewald.
John Rewald.

 

Brett Williams

Political membership:none

- Mystery out of towner nominates for mayoral by-election

- Williams brings accounting expertise to mayoral run

Brett Williams.
Brett Williams.

 

Miranda Broadbent

Political membership:none

- Rocky's next official mayoral candidate named

- Broadbent's plan to build Rocky a 'modern future'

- Broadbent won't rise to rates bait in mayoral campaign

Miranda Broadbent.
Miranda Broadbent.

 

Chris (Pineapple) Hooper

Political membership:none

- Who is Chris Hooper? The man behind the Pineapple nickname

- Pineapple policies: Hooper plans to 'change the ball game'

Chris Hooper.
Chris Hooper.

 

Nyree Johnson

Political membership:none

- Who is Nyree Johnson and what are her policies?

- Mayoral candidate outlines financial policy vision

- Leaders gather for development chat led by mayoral candidate

- Mayoral aspirants urged to release rates plans

- Johnson pushes for Norman Road extension project

- Johnson specifies economy and tourism proposals

Nyree Johnson.
Nyree Johnson.