Tatum Moore will be thinking of her family during her campaign for election to council.
Ms Moore is standing as a Country Labor candidate in the east ward for the Dubbo Regional Council election, which is where she grew up.
As the great-granddaughter of William 'Bill' Ferguson, Ms Moore says politics is in her blood.
"When I was a little girl my grandmother Blanche Ferguson had a picture of him on her dressing table - and my grandmother actually raised me for a couple of years," Ms Moore said.
"She had that photo on her dressing table and it was the first thing you would see every morning when you would wake up."
Ms Moore said her family always spoke so highly of Ms Ferguson and everything he achieved for the Aboriginal community.
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It's a community she's also hoping to give a voice to.
"I grew up in east ward in housing commission. If anyone doesn't know east ward it's known as the 'Bronx', so as a young Aboriginal girl, being from there and still having friends and family who live there, I can definitely resonate with some of the issues and concerns people who live in that area may have," Ms Moore said.
The council candidate is an Aboriginal business woman and economic development advisor.
She's passionate about justice reinvestment, and focusing on what council can do at a grassroots level. Ms Moore would also like to see more facilities for young people, including health sporting and employment training opportunities.
"I'm quite familiar with some of the issues that a lot of people face. I have a very colourful background, I grew up in domestic violence... I was surrounded by drugs and alcohol abuse and just issues that young people face. Having suicide within the family is another thing I'm quite familiar with," Ms Moore said.
She has vowed to be responsive and inclusive to the needs of the Dubbo community.
Running for council has always been on Ms Moore's mind. But this is the first time she's taken the step and put her name forward.
"I'm just hoping throughout this process people will see a younger person stepping up and hopefully that encourages them in the future to step up for council, or even just register to vote," she said.
"I'm 34 so this has always been on my mind but I thought might no be something until I was like 50-plus. But I've really found the courage... everything came into alignment and I'm here now and I really want to take it further."
Ms Moore is a Wiradjuri, Yorta Yorta and Barkindji woman and said she was "pretty far" from what the stereotypical councillor was expected to be.
"Our local council lacks diversity, yet council must reflect the people it is trying to represent. We have never had a woman of colour and I certainly hope to change that," she said.
The local government elections will be held on Saturday, September 4. The Dubbo local government area will elect 10 councillors, two from each of the wards.
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