Stocks steps up to serve
SHE'S probably not only knocked on more doors, but been inside more homes, than any politician.
But real estate agent Yve Stocks yesterday announced her decision to throw herself into the 2012 election race and make a move into life as a regional councillor.
Though Ms Stocks was born in Warwick, she's been back in town just six years, but in that six years she's certainly got to know a few of the locals.
"Well I know a lot of people," she says laughing.
"But there are 13,000, I don't know them all."
That won't stop her from trying.
The race car driving enthusiast has already been pounding the pavement, just this week meeting with some local youngsters who told her their dream for the Rose City would be an indoor cricket pitch.
Ms Stocks owns tourist business, Pitstop Lodge and is a real estate agent, developer, Rotarian, Chamber of Commerce member and motorsport enthusiast.
As well as driving racing cars she lists driving appropriate development as one of her main goals if elected as a councillor.
"There's red tape for a reason but there has to be a way to streamline the process and keep people informed."
Tourism is another area of interest and she believes in the importance of the tourism dollar in the region.
Ms Stocks said as a business owner, and with her development experience, she's familiar with council procedures, though when asked whether she would consider the top job, she said she would need at least four years as councillor to gain full experience.
"I enjoy the challenge of new opportunities," Ms Stocks said.
"I see election as a councillor as the next step towards making Warwick and the whole region a better place to live and work."