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Molly & Snuffles

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Yesterday I was out door knocking along Arthur Street, Unley. On the street I met Molly walking her dog Snuffles. We had a chat about local issues. Then she said that I looked a lot younger than the photo on my election flyer. That made me feel good. I explained that I wasn't the youngest candidate for Mayor and I wasn't the oldest. I sit comfortably between the age range of the other 2 candidates.

I explained to Molly that I have the most Council experience; 67% more than Michael Hewitson whilst the other candidate Dario Centrella has zero experience.
FYI Michael and Dario have done a preference swap deal, giving the other second preference.
Be wary, be very wary! If you vote for either Michael or Dario then you could end up with the other person as Mayor. You won't be sure of the outcome due to the preferences.
Vote for a candidate with common sense. Vote for a candidate with the most experience.

Vote 1 BOB SCHNELL #Mayor4Unley Your best choice (by far)!

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WATER ON TAP

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I am receiving a lot of feedback about the Michael Hewitson corflutes on stobie poles across #Unley.
People are curious and confused about the message 'WATER ON TAP'.
They are asking what it means.
Just like the residents, I am confused; totally confused.
To me its all a bit weird.

If anyone can shed any light, then let me know.

When voting for Mayor of Unley, don't waste your vote. Make your vote count. Vote 1 BOB SCHNELL #Mayor4Unley Your best choice!!

Photo of Michael Hewitson corflute on a stobie pole - cropped to fit.

written and authorised by bob schnell 10 halmon avenue everard park 5035

Plastic corflute pollution

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I led the war on waste at #Unley Council. I moved a motion to ban plastic straws at Council venues. I also moved a motion to investigate the best way to eliminate the use of plastic bottles of water at Council venues. I led this campaign and will continue to do so as #Mayor.
One of the mayoral candidates, Michael Hewitson, commended my stance on plastic straws. Recently he has become an anti-plastic convert at Council. Yet, he is putting up 100s of plastic corflute posters on stobie poles across the suburbs. Google research reveals that these corflutes will not be recycled and will go to landfill. So, I find it interesting that the Hewitson anti-plastic rhetoric does not match what he is doing by consuming so much plastic to display his face on stobie poles. His corflutes will take ~500 years to break-down.
In contrast, I am maintaining my pledge to not use plastic corflutes. They are ugly and generate visual pollution. People are smart enough to know who to vote for. A thinking person wo…

No donkey in Unley

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When voting for #Mayor of #Unley, do not do the donkey vote. What is a donkey vote? It’s when you blindly vote 1,2,3 ... from the top down. What is a donkey vote? Ensure that you carefully select the best person to be Mayor of Unley. Select the person with the most experience, integrity and common sense. Your best choice is BOB SCHNELL. Vote 1 BOB SCHNELL #Mayor4Unley Don’t waste your vote! Don’t do a donkey vote!! Make your vote count.
written and authorised by bob schnell 10 halmon avenue everard park 5035

Vote 1 Bob Schnell for Unley Mayor

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With the Unley Council election some candidates will give a preference to another person eg. by marking 1 and 2 on How to Vote information. What this means is that if you are not successful then you wish the candidate marked 2 to be the next preferred person.
I have been informed via email from Dario Centrella that he and Michael Hewitson have swapped preferences for Mayor. That means that if you blindly follow the How to Vote of these 2 Mayoral candidates then you could get Dario or Michael as Mayor.
I don’t support giving a preference. In fact, on merit, I would find it difficult to pick one. So, I won’t be indicating a second preference. It’s not my place. I believe that it should be left to you, the voter to decide.
My stance is simply common sense. Vote 1 BOB SCHNELL #Mayor4Unley Your best choice! Don’t waste your vote!!
#Unley #Mayor Written and authorised by Bob Schnell 10 halmon avenue everard park 5035

Mayor or feather duster

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Last Friday night I attended a street meeting with residents in Fullarton with regard to the high-rise developments on Fullarton Road. David Pisoni and Michael Hewitson were also there.
In introducing himself, Michael Hewitson made this statement ... “In a month I will be either Mayor of Unley or a feather duster.” A rather weird public statement. I immediately had imagery of me dusting the Mayor’s Parlour and using a locally sourced feather duster. #buylocal
Puns aside, there is nothing fuzzy or feathery about me.
If I am unsuccessful in my campaign to become Mayor, I will dedicate more time to community and charity activities and my involvement as a volunteer; and gardening and a spot of fishing.
When it comes to voting, make the best choice, Vote 1 BOB SCHNELL #Mayor4Unley Vote for a common sense candidate. Don’t vote for a Feather Duster!
written and authorised by bob schnell 10 halmon avenue everard park 5035 #mayor #unley

#Mayor4Unley my 150 words

The Local Government Association has published the 150 words supplied by each candidate for councils across SA. Here's a link to search and view Unley candidates' profiles. Click on this link
Here are my 150 words that will appear on the postal voting form. It's a summary of my electoral platform as candidate for Mayor of Unley. More detailed will be in your letterbox soon.
Candidate Profile: Bob Schnell #Mayor4Unley

I am a Goodwood Ward Councillor (for almost 20 years and Deputy Mayor for 3 years). For the past 2 years I've been a volunteer with the Unley Home Library delivering books to the elderly. I will bring to the role of Mayor commitment, leadership, experience and common sense. I care about our community and I do listen and follow-up. I am not a member of any political party. I support rate capping to keep rate rises low. I want to go back to basics to reduce the number of big costly projects, re-focus on fixing smaller local issues in our streets and communities eg…