Endorsement: Joseph O'Donoghue

I first had the pleasure of meeting Zoe [Baker] & MaryAnn [Beregi] through my work with Keep Sydney Open. Now, more than ever – North Sydney Council needs strong, independent, community-minded voices who really listen to what constituents are saying and puts the community first.

Zoe and MaryAnn's commitment to open and transparent government, the protection of public open spaces, to genuine community engagement and to solid governance – are values that Australian local communities are calling for, more and more.

Time and time again, Zoe and MaryAnn have proven they are prepared to stand up and fight for the best of interests of North Sydney – refusing to pander to the State Government and other vested interests. This ongoing strength, duty-of-care mentality and refusal to back down, has personally been nothing less than inspiring to me. I assure you, such dedication is a rare gift to any community.

In my seven years running Keep Sydney Open, I have met countless people in the Australian political field. Zoe and MaryAnn are easily two of the most impressive I have met in those travels. They are experienced, authentic, smart and true to their word. They're incredible operators and North Sydney is so lucky to have them. So, I am stoked to endorse and support them and their Real Independents team for the North Sydney Council election.

- Joseph O'Donoghue

Co-founder of Keep Sydney Open Party

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