Candidate Brian Hanson is calling upon community members from all walks of life to voice their concerns.
Mr Hanson and his wife moved to Roelands five years ago.
His career included teaching, third party auditing, and safety training, enabling him to develop a strong skill-set relevant to being an elected representative.
The former Army Reserve Officer is now a Bunbury Outer Ring Road community reference group member.
Earlier this year, Mr Hanson put forward a petition calling for a vote of no confidence in shire president Tania Jackson.
Eager to make a difference, he recently made the decision to run for council.
"I am retired from full-time work and have no commitments that will compete with the responsibilities of being a councillor," he said.
"I do not belong to any political party or have other interests which could conflict with the role and need me to be excused from the chambers on any matter.
"I also understand the importance of businesses to the local economy and look forward to working with them to develop and maintain the vibrant communities in the shire."
Mr Hanson, if elected, will dedicate the time required for council matters and meeting with ratepayers to discuss their issues.
"I believe council is best served through a respectful leadership style and the regular renewal of council members to maintain a forward-looking and current perspective," he said.
"I seek your support to enable me to be part of a council that focuses first and foremost on the core needs of our immediate community.
"I will be contactable by phone and email and will make myself available to ratepayers throughout the shire so that I can hear first-hand any issues they may have.
"You can rely on me to listen carefully and I will represent and assist you to engage with council to the best of my ability."
Head to harvey.wa.gov.au/elections/ for more details about the election candidates.