The local elections are getting nearer, March 16, and the candidates are all starting to show their faces.

Council doesn’t go into caretaker period until January 29, which then gives anyone wanting to nominate until February 13 to register, meaning not all names will be out in the public just yet.

This article will be updated as more names register to help keep you up to date with who is wanting your vote this March.

Logan City Council Mayoral Candidates

Jon Raven – Jon Raven has been a Councillor for nearly eight years with two years as Deputy Mayor.

Jon Raven
Jon Raven

Brett Raguse – Former Australian Labor Party politician representing the Division of Forde, 2007 – 2010, Group Director & Auctioneer and Logan Community Financial Services Ltd board member.

Brett Raguse Running for Mayor
Brett Raguse

James Reid – More to come soon.

James Reid

Division 1 Candidates

(Priestdale, Springwood, Rochedale South, and part of Daisy Hill)

Peta Duffy – Has lived in Division 1 for 36 years, growing up in Springwood and raising her own family in the same neighbourhood.  She has a broad range of experience, from senior management in the mental health sector to working in large publicly listed and privately owned companies as a Financial Controller.  Peta is also active in the community as a Justice of the Peace a volunteer for the Rochedale/Springwood Meals on Wheels and is a member of the Rochedale/Springwood Lions.

Peta Duffy
Peta Duffy

Alex Fisher – a lifelong resident of Division 1 who has spent the past decade working in leadership roles in not-for-profit organisations and wants to make a difference in the community where she grew up and is now raising her own family. 

Alex Fisher
Alex Fisher

Lisa Bradley

Lisa Bradley
Lisa Bradley

Division 2 Candidates

(Kingston, Logan Central, Woodridge, and part of Underwood)

Teresa Lane – Raised in the suburb of Kingston and enlisted in the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps RAAOC. Has been an elected Councillor since 2020 and is the Chairperson of the City Infrastructure Committee.

Teresa Lane
Teresa Lane

Jacinta Parer – a proud local resident of Division 2 in Logan. I have worked for QLD Health as a Registered Nurse for over 10 years and currently studying to further my career at the Logan Griffith University.

Jacinta Parer
Jacinta Parer

Reese Preston-Smith – Has lived in division 2 for over 40 year. He grew up in Woodridge in a single parent family with his two brothers.

Reese Preston-Smith

Division 3 Candidates

(Slacks Creek, Daisy Hill, and part of Shailer Park and Underwood)

Mindy Russell – Managed The Family Place, a community-led family support program in Logan which provided strategic partnering across disciplines to solve complex issues while working with families to provide their children with every advantage. Has been an elected Councillor since 2020.

Mindy Russell
Mindy Russell

Kahil Evans – A Structural Engineer and local freelance handyman with a love for woodworking and rock climbing. I’m interested in our community because I live here just like everyone else and want the community to be as good as it can be.

Kahil Evans

Division 4 Candidates

(Bannockburn, Belivah, Buccan, Cedar Creek, Kairabah, Waterford, Windaroo, Wolffdene, Yarrabilba, and part of Bethania, Logan Village and Tamborine)

Lucy Reilly – Has worked for Logan City Council for a decade, most recently as council advisor. While working fulltime, she is also studying psychology and counselling part time because she believes no education is wasted.

Lucy Reilly
Lucy Reilly

Joshua Lucey – He moved to Logan in early 2017 and has involved himself in the community serving as a board member and President of the Loganlea Community Centre and volunteered his time with PCYC on the Braking the Cycle Program. He is an active member of the Logan Village Lions Club and is the Secretary of the Yarrabilba Community Garden.

Josh Lucey
Josh Lucey

Nathan St Ledger – He has been part of the Logan community for 40 years in both a professional and volunteer capacity. Ran a successful trade business for the past 21 years. Currently works with Logan youth within Education Queensland with a focus on community and youth engagement.

Nathan St Ledger
Nathan St Ledger

Division 5 Candidates

(Berrinba, Marsden, Waterford West, and part of Crestmead)

Sovannary Uk – Macarthy Fair Take Away and volunteer in Logan for over 20 years. Sovannary is passionate about sorting crime, transport, recreation and more in the City of Logan.

Sovannary-UK
Sovannary-UK

Paul Jackson – He is the former senior leader of Park Ridge Baptist Church for over 25 years, holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Religion & Theology), Social Science (Religion and Theology), married and five adult children and several grandchildren.

Paul Jackson
Paul Jackson

Zoe McDonnell – As a Waterford West resident, I am a passionate and active member of our community and am deeply invested in the success and continued growth of our beautiful division five and wider Logan City region.

Zoe McDonnell
Zoe McDonnell

Division 6 Candidates

(Bahrs Scrub, Edens Landing, Holmview, Loganlea, Meadowbrook, and part of Bethania)

Tony Hall – Formerly an award winning real estate agent, manager and advocate for the Logan area, Tony spent most of his youth traveling Australia as a trapeze artist and truck driver working in his family’s circus (The Great Australian Circus). Has been an elected Councillor since 2020.

Tony Hall
Tony Hall

Division 7 Candidates

(Boronia Heights, Browns Plains, Forestdale, Hillcrest, and part of Park Ridge and Regents Park)

Tim Frazer – Immediately after completing his school studies, Tim joined the Army Reserve. He has a Psychology degree and holds certificates in Engineering (Fitting and Turning) and Training and Assessment. Has been an elected Councillor since 2020.

Tim Frazer
Tim Frazer

Anthony Shorten – Living in Logan for over 20 years, he’s a passionate advocate for community welfare and has a six-point plan that focuses on safe communities, better connectivity, enhanced playgrounds, improved public transport, greener suburbs, and ensuring value for residents’ rates.

Anthony Shorten
Anthony Shorten

Division 8 Candidates

(Boronia Heights, Browns Plains, Forestdale, Hillcrest, and part of Park Ridge and Regents Park)

Jacob Heremaia – Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), holds a Diploma of Procurement and Contracting and is accredited in PRINCE2 Project Management. Has been an elected Councillor since 2020.

Jacob Heremaia
Jacob Heremaia

Division 9 Candidates

(Munruben, Chambers Flat, Stockleigh, Jimboomba, Glenlogan, Cedar Grove, Cedar Vale, Woodhill, Veresdale, Veresdale Scrub, Mundoolun, Tamborine, Riverbend, South Maclean, and North Mclean)

Scott Bannan – Owned a construction business and promoted local events. He is president and coach of a rugby league club, a member of on call QFES and is an active supporter of Jimboomba Cricket Club’s Pink Stumps Day and Jimboomba X Stadium events. Has been an elected Councillor since 2020.

Scott Bannan
Scott Bannan

Division 10 Candidates

(Carbrook, Cornubia, Loganholme, Tanah Merah, and part of Shailer Park)

Miriam Stemp – Has a Bachelor of Business Accountancy and worked as a senior accountant for a Beenleigh-based firm. She then went on to operate small business ventures from home for 12 years to work around her family. Has been an elected Councillor since 2020.

Miriam Stemp
Miriam Stemp

Division 11 Candidates

(Flagstone, Flinders Lakes, Greenbank, Kagaru, Lyons, Monarch Glen, New Beith, Silverbark Ridge, Undullah, and part of Munruben, North Maclean, Park Ridge South and South Maclean)

Natalie Willcocks – As a tertiary qualified high school teacher, Mrs Willcocks taught Health and Physical Education, Legal Studies, and Home Economics for 10 years in mainstream educational settings. For the next five years, she worked with disengaged and disadvantaged young people in a transitional educational setting. Has been an elected Councillor since 2020.

Natalie Willcocks
Natalie Willcocks

Division 12 Candidates

(Beenleigh, Eagleby, and Mt Warren Park)

Karen Murphy – 15-year career in the real estate industry as a Fully Licensed Real Estate Agent. Awarded Volunteer of the Year by Quota Beenleigh 2016, Cr Murphy was named Volunteer of the Year by Quota International in 2017 in Washington DC, for her work with the youth of Logan. A Past President of the Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce, Cr Murphy was also the Founding Member of STAAR inc. (Standing Tall Against Abusive Relationships). Has been an elected Councillor since 2020.

Karen Murphy
Karen Murphy

Nate Hamon – a volunteer, local business owner and advocate for the community for many years. He has worked tirelessly to improve community, not for money or position and now has decided to step up and run for local councillor for Logan City.

Nate Hamon
Nate Hamon
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