Rob Valentine: Lord Mayor of Hobart from 1999 to 2011; elected to the Legislative Council in 2012, a position he still holds. Rob has lived in New Town for many years.
“I am supporting Brian in his bid to become an Alderman on the Hobart City Council as I see he has real care and concern for the community in which he lives.
"While I don't agree with everything Brian does or says, I am happy to support him for Alderman because of his passion for Hobart and his desire to keep that sense of place that makes our city so special, with it’s heritage and ‘walkability’ especially important, while embracing change in a modern world.
"Brian has demonstrated a desire to see our city maintain its human scale, and amenity, something that I believe is close to the heart of many residents. His experience in Local Government interstate, along with his personal commitment, could add real value as the Council further considers and implements the community’s recently developed City Vision.”