Returning officer Stephen Logan conducts the ballot draw.
Returning officer Stephen Logan conducts the ballot draw. ADAM HOURIGAN

State candidates get into position

INCUMBENT Steve Cansdell likened himself to the protagonist in the sci-fi movie I Am Number Four after yesterday's ballot draw for Clarence.

“I was drawn to the protagonist because, ultimately, he too had to understand that his destiny was a much greater calling,” Mr Cansdell, also known as Spiderman to some of his parliamentary colleagues, quipped after being drawn fourth at the ballot draw in Grafton yesterday.

Independent candidate Richie Williamson will occupy the prized number one position after he was the first candidate drawn yesterday.

Mr Williamson, who is standing for state politics for the first time on March 26, said there was an advantage to being drawn first. Labor candidate Colin Clague, drawn sixth yesterday, said he did not mind being at the bottom of the ballot paper as it was “a very visible section on the paper”.

BALLOR ORDER

Richie Williamson (Ind)

Janet Cavanaugh (Greens)

Bethany Camac (CDP)

Steve Cansdell (Nat)

Kristen Bromell (Family First)

Colin Clague (ALP)



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