So, it wouldn’t be an election unless there were some candidates we were unable to locate.
Some of them are out there, just not really doing much. This includes the New Democrats (Kaushaliya Vaghela as their most visible member), the Restore Democracy Sack Dan Andrews Party (Tosh-Jake Finnigan, ditto) and independents Fred Ackerman, Storm Hellmuth and Mehdi Sayed. For these candidates, we’ve reached out to them on Facebook with the following message:
Hi there. My name is Loki, from Something for Cate, a website that analyses the policies people are taking into elections (I’ve included a link below). As you are a candidate in the Victorian election this year, we were wondering if we could send you a short list of questions about your positions, and post the answers on our site?
We’ve also included Walter Villagonzalo in this group, because although he does have a site, it’s more about what he’s done in the past than his plans for the future.
We’re giving them until next Sunday to get back to us – time is running out, after all.
There are others whom we have not succeeded in locating at all:
- Colin John Mancell (Northern Metro)
- Esther Demian (Western Metro)
- John O’Brien (Eastern Vic) — NOW LOCATED! Thanks Simon!
So we probably won’t be writing much about them.