THERE are 261 candidates standing in the Hunter Local Land Services elections and each of the 11 regions will have a strongly contested election.
Herbert Flemming is a candidate from Mount George.
With the recent formation of Hunter LLS Herbert decided to put himself forward as a candidate for the election and is asking for support from the community.
"I am 58 years of age and was born and reared in Wingham, now living in Mount George.
"My wife and I run a 3400 acre beef cattle and timber growing property, but with an understanding of a wide range of rural pursuits.
"As a very community minded person I am involved in a number of organisations which includes Wingham branch NSW Farmers, Wingham Beef Week, Wingham Show Society, Manning Valley Historical Society and Friends of Wingham Town Hall Committee of which I am secretary.
"As your elected board member I would represent everyone in a fair and even handed manner."
Voting in the inaugural elections will close at 5pm on March 12.
Elected board members will have full input into the strategy, business decisions and governance of their Local Land Services region.
For more information, contact Local Land Services at 1300 795 299 or visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au