TARA resident Sandra Bamberry has put herself forward as a candidate for the Warrego electorate in this months state election.
Ms Bamberry was the founder of the Western Downs Concerned Rate Payers group, and has been vocal within the community on council issues recently.
Ms Bamberry said she decided to run because she believes people aren't being heard.
"People need a voice; people are scared of speaking out because of the backlash and that's not okay. They need someone willing to speak for them and tackle the issues,” she said.
"Voters want to be respected; they want someone that's going to listen to their issues, respect their opinion and someone that will try and help.”
The mother of two said one of the major issues she will be pushing during the campaign is the residents relationship with local government, and will travel Warrego to spread her message.
"We've got issues with local councils across the board, especially with rates. It's seems to be a major issue across the electorate and no one seems to be willing to speak about it but we have to have that conversation,” she said.
"I'll speak out for them (voters), listen to their issues and do what I can for them.
"I am going to do a massive roadtrip in the last week of the campaign.”
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