The race for Finniss and Hammond is on

REGION - The state election is on March 15, 2014 and a number of people are putting their hand up for the Fleurieu's seats.  

Liberal party members Michael Pengilly and Adrian Pederick have held the seats of Finniss and Hammond respectively since 2006.

They will both stand for re-election in their seats again.

So far, Pengilly is set to be challenged by Moira Jenkins for Greens, Melanie Smart for Labor and Family First’s Bruce Hicks.

Pederick will be challenged by the Nationals’ Rachel Titley, Labor’s Lou Bailey, the Greens’ Damien Pyne and Family First’s Daniel Gutteridge.

The closing date for candidate nominations for election is on Monday, February 24 at noon. 

Over the next few weeks, The Times will be providing rolling coverage of the election in print and online.

You will be able to meet the new candidates and hear what they will stand for at the election.

You will also be able to tell us what you think about the election with our weekly online polls and of course, submit letters to the editor.

Finniss includes the towns of Port Elliot, Victor Harbor, Middleton, Yankalilla, Mount Compass and Kangaroo Island.

Hammond includes Goolwa, Langhorne Creek, Finniss, Clayton Bay, Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend, Meningie and Mypolonga.

If you have not enrolled to vote, you have until Friday, February 21 at noon.

To enrol visit the Australian Electorate Commission website

At this website you can also change your details such as address and name.

Greens candidate for Hammond Damien Pyne.

Greens candidate for Hammond Damien Pyne.

Labor candidate for Finniss Melanie Smart.

Labor candidate for Finniss Melanie Smart.

State member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.

State member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.

Member for Finniss Michael Pengilly

Member for Finniss Michael Pengilly

Labor candidate for Hammond Lou Bailey.

Labor candidate for Hammond Lou Bailey.

Family First candidate for Finniss Bruce Hicks.

Family First candidate for Finniss Bruce Hicks.

Greens candidate for finniss Moira Jenkins.

Greens candidate for finniss Moira Jenkins.

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