NEW ROLE: Brett Otto has announced he will be running for the position as mayor at the March 2020 South Burnett Regional Council election. Picture: Rhiannon Tuffield
NEW ROLE: Brett Otto has announced he will be running for the position as mayor at the March 2020 South Burnett Regional Council election. Picture: Rhiannon Tuffield

First nominee puts hand up for mayor

BRETT Otto has announced he will no longer be running for the division 4 position in the March 2020 election.

Instead, the long-time business owner has put his hand up for the role as mayor of the South Burnett.

Mr Otto said it was a tough decision to switch over to run for the top spot.

“Mr Campbell has been a wonderful servant for our community and I have a lot of respect for him,” Mr Otto said.

“For me though, I believe that if I should be elected, it will give me a greater capacity to bring all of the townships together and feel like no one has been left behind.

“I am indebted to this community and what it has done for me and my family.

“Come March 2020 I want to give people another option on polling day.

“I will be focusing on building a positive campaign and want to get people feeling good about living in the South Burnett,” he said.

Incumbent mayor Keith Campbell was contacted for comment about whether or not he would be announcing his candidacy for the role.

Cr Campbell said he would not make a formal announcement at this point in time.

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