The NSW Liberal Party has announced its four councillors to stand again for the local government election this September.
Councillor Ben Mitchell will head the ticket as the Mayoral candidate and will also re-contest the West Ward.
Cr Sally Halliday, Cr Kanchan Ranadive and Cr Mitchell Griffin will contest the Central, East, and North Wards respectively.
"The Maitland Community has been well served by the Liberal Council team over the last four years, and I am proud to be leading this team into the September Council election," Cr Mitchell said.
"Decisions facing this next term of Council will impact the quality of life, sustainability, and cost of living for our city and its residents.
"In voting for the Liberal team, Maitland residents can be assured that they are electing councillors who will carefully manage financial resources, keep cost of living pressures down, and put community and sporting groups at the heart of our decisions."
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Liberal MLC for the Hunter and Central Coast Taylor Martin endorsed the Maitland Liberal Councillors and said the team "has the experience, commitment, and energy to steer Maitland through the challenges facing the city".
"Electing Councillors who will manage rate payer money in a responsible way and ensure that rate payers are not slugged with new or increasing costs should be at the forefront of voter's minds," Mr Martin said.
In 2017, Cr Mitchell was the youngest person elected in Maitland City Council's history.
When asked about the prospect of potentially being the city's youngest Mayor, Cr Mitchell dismissed age as being a barrier to the city's top job.
"Maitland is growing rapidly as a city and we cannot continue to do the same thing over and over again expecting different results,"he said.
"Maitland needs fresh leadership whether that comes in the form of a leader who is thirty or eighty. It is the ideas that are important and the leadership to deliver them that matters."
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