Council candidate Grahame Miller feels his standing up for the average Dubbo local and he is hoping to have their vote on Saturday in the local government election.
Mr Miller will run in Dubbo's north ward in a group with Karina McLachlain and admitted he is hoping to give the regular person a voice if he is elected on council.
"I wasn't happy with the way things were being run," he said.
"I suppose I wanted the average mum and dad to have a voice."
Mr Miller believes members of the public are displeased with the lack of interaction between themselves and candidates or former councillors.
"I'm not a developer, I'm not in a political party and it seemed like it was those two people running Dubbo," he said.
"Certainly in my campaigning one thing I have been doing which I haven't seen anyone else do is standing at the West Dubbo Shopping Centre talking to people.
"Overwhelming they are saying 'I wish we could talk to everyone who is running' or 'I've never had a councillor talk to me before'.
"They average mum and dad want a say."
Mr Miller is in north ward after spending the whole of his life in West Dubbo, he believes he has a good grasp on the issues in the area.
"All in that part of town," he said.
"I grew up in a housing commission house in West Dubbo.
"I was in the first year at Delroy High School, I played football for Westside."
Surprisingly, Mr Miller and Ms McLachlain did not know each other a month but while know run together on a ticket for the election.
"I hadn't met Karina [McLachlain] until four weeks ago," he said.
"I enlisted Karina because she had the knowledge about the River Street bridge and the ring road.
"I didn't have that knowledge and I thought it was very important to Dubbo.
"She's been doing a lot of work on it for a long time."
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