Candidate profile: Michael McIvor
MY NAME is Micheal McIvor and I live in South Grafton, I am 33 years old and have been married to Sarah for 10 years.
We have a 12- year-old daughter (Chelsie), a six-year-old boy (Micah) and my wife is four months pregnant with our third.
I grew up on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland and moved to the Clarence Valley in 2000.
I started my own business (Valley Signs & Printing, 37 Bent St) in early 2007.
Seeing my kids grow up with a strong structure and community around them, enjoying what life has to offer and putting others first is what makes me happy.
That's why this community means so much to me and & is worth standing up for. If good people don't stand up for each other and what's right, than we cannot expect anything to change for the better.
"Putting People First" is what will underpin my decisions if elected as a councillor. I'm interested in people and will listen and support you!
That is why I spent three cold nights and took two days off work to stay at the Grafton Jail rally.
Not because I knew anyone there (I didn't), but standing up for people and supporting my community was the RIGHT thing to do!
If good, capable people don't stand up to be counted and make a difference in the community, then how can we expect anything to change for the better?
That is why I am standing as a candidate, because I am interested in our future and I believe I can contribute positively to this council.
I run a small business, I am independent and I am community minded and if elected, I look forward to having a positive influence on the Clarence Valley.