North Ward Liberal Councillor, Ross Fowler, today announced the independent team he would take to the 8 September Penrith City Council elections. "I’ve been a Penrith City Councillor for over twenty years and this local election will be the first real opportunity for the people of Penrith and St Marys to tell Labor they don’t want a Carbon Tax," said Ross Fowler. The lead candidates for the three wards are –
• Ross Fowler and Lexie Cettolin (North Ward)
"Our team is committed to maintaining honesty and integrity in local government, minimizing waste and achieving greater accountability for the local community. "Collectively we have over 200 years real life experience to draw on which is critical in understanding the needs of the local community," Ross Fowler said "As a regional city we have to focus on creating local jobs and make our city more attractive for large and small business. Ross Fowler is a former Penrith Mayor and local Chartered Accountant. Lexie Cettolin is a well-known local business owner and a former Penrith City Councillor. Tricia Hitchen is a former NSW Police Chief Inspector and small business owner.
Enid Golding is a registered trained nurse with strong community ties. Bernard Bratusa is a former local editor and columnist, with 30 years local experience.
Darren Drysdale is a former President of the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce and a group leader of the local scout movement. "We are focussed, experienced, and committed to delivering results for the local community. Our local independent team will always put the needs of Penrith and St Marys ahead of party politics," Ross Fowler stressed.