Alfred Leigh is putting his hat in the ring for both City of Bunbury mayor and councillor in the October 16 election.
Mr Leigh has a large resume including previously serving on council from 2003 to 2013.
He said he has a passion to improve Bunbury and to treat everyone with dignity and respect.
"You can get more things done through kindness," he said.
Since moving to Bunbury with his wife in 1988 Mr Leigh has been involved in engineering, a production manager for a fabrication company and was chairperson of Engineers Australia South West Group.
In 2006 Mr Leigh was awarded the Institution of Engineers Australia medal.
"My personal motivation for nominating in this election is to enrich people's lives by listening to all the people that you are serving," he said.
"I will have an open door policy to see and speak to anyone.
"We have a rich and diverse community and we must listen to what they say.
"I also have a deep respect for our Wardandi Noongar heritage and I believe in equal opportunities for women."
Mr Leigh enjoys volunteering his time at St Patrick's Cathedral with certain events they do.
I volunteer my time with St Patrick's Cathedral and help out whenever there is a need by the community for certain events. I also take photos of various events which happen in our Church.
Mr Leigh would like to see more recognition to all the different volunteer organisations in Bunbury.
"These organisations must be acknowledged and thanked at the end of the year by our City," he said.
"It is the people who make this City of Bunbury and we must always treat them right and stand by them."
In Mr Leigh's spare time, he enjoys visiting Bunbury's multiple shopping centres.
"My hobbies are singing, playing the guitar and meeting different people to learn their way of life," he said.
The other councillor candidates are Mark Chadwick, Tresslyn Smith, Ben Andrew, Karen Steele, Marina Quain, Daniel Singleton, Dave Chandler, Wayne Chattillon, Michelle Steck, Jaysen De San Miguel, Dr Parthasarathy Ramesh and Gabi Ghasseb.