Four candidates targeted in social media campaign

LOGAN mayoral candidate Darren Power has dismissed a social media campaign calling for a clean sweep of councillors elected at the last poll.

CAMPAIGN: Mayoral candidate Darren Power, Laurie Koranski, Lisa Bradley and Jon Raven.

CAMPAIGN: Mayoral candidate Darren Power, Laurie Koranski, Lisa Bradley and Jon Raven.

The 2020 Logan City Election #noleftovers Facebook page was launched about one month ago and calls for voters not to re-elect Darren Power, Laurie Koranski, Jon Raven and Lisa Bradley, who were the last sitting councillors before council was dissolved in May.

Former mayor Luke Smith and councillors Trevina Schwarz, Phil Pidgeon, Laurie Smith, Jennie Breene, Cherie Dalley, Russell Lutton and Steve Swenson were suspended due to charges of causing a dishonest detriment to former CEO Sharon Kelsey.

Stacey Mcintosh was also suspended due to unrelated fraud charges in 2016.

There are about 50 members of the #noleftovers campaign including administrators David Kenny, Bob Wiley, Brendan Pratt and Tony Langridge.

ADMINISTRATORS: Bob Wiley, Tony Langridge, David Kenny and Brendan Pratt have formed part of the 2020 Logan City Election #noleftovers Facebook page.

ADMINISTRATORS: Bob Wiley, Tony Langridge, David Kenny and Brendan Pratt have formed part of the 2020 Logan City Election #noleftovers Facebook page.

Mr Kenny said he was upset to see the council dismissed after a Deloitte audit approved of its financial management and governance policies.

"We don't think these four will be able to do anything else other than be a team that will try and run the council and we would rather have a whole new set of councillors that will learn the ropes and not be influenced," he said.

"If after the election they get in and don't talk to me then I don't care. They were never going to invite me to their place for dinner anyway."

Mr Langridge said the #noleftovers campaign would not endorse individual candidates.

Mr Power said he has been campaigning in Logan's western suburbs at least once a week and was getting positive feedback.

"The Facebook keyboard warriors don't worry me because I'm one of those candidates who goes out and door knocks," he said.

"When I go out, none of this stuff ever comes up. People don't talk about it and I don't care what people say on Facebook. If I did I'd give up politics.

"The people making comments aren't making educated comments."

This comes as Logan City Council interim administrator Tamara O'Shea called for a civil and respectful election campaign.

Laurie Koranski, Jon Raven and Lisa Bradley could not comment as they form part of Logan City Council's Interim Management Committee.

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