Prominent business woman considers running for Mayor
DURING the 2016 elections, Division 3 candidate, Abigail Andersson prided herself on an honest and true campaign.
As the 2020 election looms closer, Mrs Andersson is weighing up her options and hasn't ruled out putting her hat in the ring for the top job.
"If I was to ever run again, it would be for mayor,” she said.
"I would run to my strengths.
"I know what I do well is to lead a team and see a vision.”
But as far as the former council candidate is concerned, there is still a long way to go before making that decision.
"January I'll make the call,” Mrs Andersson said.
With a big family and a large involvement running the family business, Mrs Andersson had a lot of life priorities to factor into her decision to run for mayor.
"The thing that would hold me back from running would be my family,” she said.
"I am well aware of the pressure on having a public life.
"I feel that people shouldn't go into something if they don't think they could deliver change or deliver progress.”
Mrs Andersson believes the South Burnett is heading into a 'really interesting time in politics.'
"Voters want to see the progress,” she said.
"The reality of it is the community itself is expecting a lot more change in a smaller period.”
She encouraged all voters to make their vote count and make an informed choice.
"I think it is a little bit like football,” Mrs Andersson said.
"It's about putting together your dream team.”
"Choose a team that you think is going to work well together,” she said.
"Baconfest is a great example of people with big hearts being able to achieve huge things.
"What a united team can achieve for the South Burnett will always and forever be a goal for me.”
With three kids aged from 10 to 15, the Kingaroy business owner said running for council again would be different this time around.
"Bigger kids have bigger problems,” Mrs Andersson said.
"I actually feel they need me more so than four-years-ago.”
She was the first to say that the last four-years have been tough on the region, with long periods of drought and other natural disasters, but she had one criticism of the current members in council.
"We don't look far enough to the future,” she said.
"We look to the next four years.”
"We should be thinking, what's this going to look like in 100 years?”
"Being in public service it's not about you. It's about your kid's kids.”