THE Tagliaferri name is synonymous with Fremantle politics, but could pop up in Cockburn a lot more if a young Hamilton Hill resident triumphs in October’s council elections.
Georgina Tagliaferri, 28, is the daughter of long-term Fremantle mayor Peter Tagliaferri, and is hoping to succeed Stephen Pratt as the next Labor-aligned central ward councillor.
“Dad ran a great council and I can only hope that I can achieve what he has done,” Ms Tagliaferri told the Herald.
“It’s great to have him around to ask any questions I need answered. I grew up around local politics, and take inspiration from my Dad.”
While she can handily draw on her father’s knowledge, Ms Tagliaferri is quick to note her own experiences as a small business owner have prepared her for the role.
“I’m not afraid of hard work … I’m passionate about working with the community and want to have a hands-on role in helping people achieve what they want,” the Pilates instructor said.
“I’m pretty youthful – but my youthfulness would be an advantage. Having experienced the rapid technological changes in my life, I can help guide people through future changes.”
Georgina’s priorities for Cockburn, if elected, include crime and traffic issues, a focus on promoting healthy living, the environment and sustainability.
The City of Cockburn elections will be held via postal vote on October 19th.
by JUSTIN STAHL