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Nepean Ward
Sarah Race


We have many challenges facing our community. The pandemic recovery will require a new style of leadership and fresh thinking, that marries sharp financial management with creativity and innovation. I’m Sarah Race, I’m married, with 2 kids, 2 cats and I’ve lived in Tootgarook for almost 6 years.
I have a degree in history and politics, and I’m currently studying a post graduate Masters degree. I’ve worked within the public and private sector in e- commerce, tourism and community development, in Australia and the UK. While working at Rye Community House I created the award winning, Southern Peninsula Repair Cafe, Crop Swap and Beach Clean Board initiatives.

As an active local community volunteer I currently serve on the Rye School Council and I've served twice on the Rye Kinder Committee. It is this breadth of professional and community experience, my enthusiasm, energy and dogged determination to get stuff done, that makes me the ideal candidate for the Nepean Ward. I’m passionate about community, economics, and good government.
As your Councillor I will champion, strengthen and encourage our community to ensure we all thrive. I will be open about the decisions I make, I will be respectful of others, open to criticism and transparent in my dealings. I will advocate for a vibrant, self sustaining local economy. Together we can improve our sporting and arts facilities, protect our bay, beaches and green wedge, support our local economy, fight for better public transport and build opportunities for all, from Gen Z to Baby Boomers.
We work better when we all work together.

Vote 1 Sarah Race, because in my role as your councillor I'll work with you to bring your community projects to life. I will persevere in the hard times and celebrate the good. Let’s put the unity into community.