Six candidates who are members of Lane Cove Labor today announced that they shall contest two Wards for the upcoming Lane Cove Council Election to be held on Saturday 9th September.
Lane Cove Council - West Ward
The Labor ticket for West Ward will be led by Andrew Zbik who was the Labor Candidate for the Lane Cove State electorate at the 2015 State Election. In that election Andrew achieved a swing of +9.5% towards Labor.
Andrew works as a Senior Financial Planner for a non-aligned wealth advisory group in the city of which he is a part-owner. His professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University as well as the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law.
He is married to Bronwyn and has two children.
Andrew has been the President of Lane Cove Labor since 2010 and an active member of Macquarie University Rowing Club located in Tambourine Bay since 2002. Over the last few years Andrew has led campaigns locally to have more buses assigned to Lane Cove, stand up against changes to weaken racial discrimination laws and to develop policies to help address the housing affordability issue in Australia through his role as an elected member of NSW Labor’s Economic Policy Committee.
“I believe any level of Government works best when there is a variety of ideas that are shared and considered. I hope that by running as a candidate for Councillor that I can present a progressive voice for the interests of local residents.” Andrew said.
The second candidate for West Ward is Lyn Nasir. Lyn works in the city at the Federal Court of Australia as an Information and Records Manager and has an educational background in library and Information science, education and management.
Lyn is passionate about the environment and has been very active for seven years working with a local sustainability group to improve the environment of Lane Cove.
The third candidate for West Ward is Wayne Enright. Wayne has a career that spans four decades in an Arts Administration role in the performing arts sector. Wayne has keen interest in environmental conservation and wishes to see the green leafy nature of our area preserved.
Lane Cove Council – Central Ward
The Labor ticket for Central Ward will be led by David Roenfeldt. David works two jobs as an Environmental Test Engineer and as a Roadside Assistance Mechanic. His professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) from RMIT.
David in his capacity as Senior Vice President of Lane Cove Labor and has played an integral part in driving several issue based campaigns.
David explained his motivation for contesting the election was “In an age where the rich are getting richer, and the poorest are floundering I want to be able to make difference in their lives. The financial inequality that exists is simply not fair. I want see working people have a comfortable social circumstance that contribute to them feeling a sense of happiness.”
The second candidate for Central Ward is Bronwyn Deane. Bronwyn’s background includes journalism, teaching and psychology. Bronwyn has most recently worked in the non-for-profit and corporate space facilitating leadership development programs. She is currently raising two young children aged under two.
The third candidate for Central Ward is Alex Perna who also was a candidate for Labor at the 2012 Lane Cove Council Election. Alex has a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and has worked in the fast moving consumer goods industry and more recently a recycling technology business.