"I have lived in this area for most of the past 16 years", Sharif said. "I love this part of Brisbane and my past local involvement has given me a much needed 'on-the-ground view' of the issues that need to be addressed".
"We need to return to effective local representation at City Hall and we need a City Council that listens", he commented.
Supporting his nomination, Annerley Branch Secretary, Rod Beisel, has welcomed Sharif's decision. "Sharif is a local member with a solid track record of activism and will be a fantastic candidate, if selected. He is certainly no 'johnny-come-lately' and his experience and knowledge of community issues will be an asset", Rod said.
The ballot to choose the ALP candidate for next years Brisbane City Council elections will be held on 30th July.