A MAN of the region, Wilf Sim said it was his knowledge of the Southern Downs which would put him in good stead to take on a role of councillor at the next election in March.
The Rose City resident said he remained connected to the other towns through his work as an account manager for Southern Cross Austereo and had a long history in the area.
"Working for Southern Cross Austereo, I have been in constant contact with the majority of businesses in this area and through radio and advertising have strived to help them to maintain their business," he said.
Mr Sim said he decided to run because he had been successful within the businesses he had been involved in and could give a valuable contribution to the ratepayers in this area.
"I am currently speaking to the people of Warwick, Stanthorpe, Allora and Killarney to find out what their concerns might be," Mr Sim said.
He said his wife and mother both came from Stanthorpe and he still had relatives on the Granite Belt.
Mr Sim said he had lived in Brisbane a couple of times but described the Downs as "one of the best places on Earth to live".
Mr Sim said he also taught karate at West State School and after school care and, during the past five years, had taught at WIRAC, and in Stanthorpe and Allora.