Resident Anne Ryan is vying for a spot on City of Busselton council because she believes she can make a difference on behalf of electors.
"The majority or ratepayers that I have spoken to are extremely unhappy with the high rates and their level of service," she said.
A big issue for Ms Ryan is the Ford Road/Eastern Link project. She said it had been 'extremely contentious' with the majority of residents feeling like they have been ignored.
"I feel it was a huge mistake to be awarding the tender during an election period for the Eastern Link project when a whole new council could be elected in less than two weeks," she said.
Other issues in the region include vacant shops in Busselton's CBD, high rates, the airport, building heights and 'Dunsborough feeling like the poor cousin'.
"The biggest issue though is the lack of 'real' consultation and an attitude of 'whats the point, they do what they want anyway,'" she said.
Ms Ryan hopes to bring back the 'can-do' attitude to council if voted in.
"The 'can-do' attitude appears to have been lost. Many little things are irking people. Roads, rates, and rubbish is an old council remit but it appears the big picture items have taken precedent and basic issues are being overlooked," she said.
Ms Ryan served three terms on Busselton's council so has local government experience. As a result she is confident of properly representing the community.
"I have two ears and one mouth for a reason. I freely give my phone number out and contact details also for a reason," she said. Ms Ryan said after travelling around the world and country she could see how this region had so much to offer.
Ms Ryan was one of three councillors in 2007 to be investigated by the Crimes Corruption Commission in relation to the Smith's Beach development.
Four misconduct opinions were found against Ms Ryan which could have been in serious breach of the Public Sector Code of Ethics in that there was a failure to act with integrity in the performance of official duties in regards to each finding.