DEPUTY mayor Amanda Cohn is attempting to emulate Mr Albury Cleaver Bunton and go from the council chamber to the Senate.
Through a website, amandacohn.com.au, declared on Friday she was seeking preselection to become a Greens senator for NSW.
Cr Cohn said she was not permitted to comment to media about her tilt, which follows her standing for the Greens in the seat of Farrer in the 2016 federal election.
She declined to say if she will recontest the deputy mayoralty when it's decided at a meeting later this month.
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Cr Cohn wrote on her website that her political motivation came from the patients she sees as a community health doctor.
"I'm standing for the domestic violence victim who waited in our clinic for five hours during a pandemic because she didn't have a safe home to go to," she declares.
"I'm standing for the young dad who refused necessary surgery because he was a casual worker for a labour-hire firm with no access to sick leave."
Four years ago, I was the first Green and youngest woman ever elected to Albury Council. Today, I'm excited to announce that I am standing for preselection to be your next Greens Senator for NSW.— Amanda Cohn (@DrAmandaCohn) September 10, 2020
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Nominations for the race close in early 2021 with a secret ballot of Greens' members to then decide the ticket.
The Greens only current senator from NSW Mehreen Faruqi is not up for re-election until 2025.
Mr Bunton became an independent senator in 1975 after being controversially chosen by the NSW Liberal government to replace Labor Senator Lionel Murphy.
He did not contest the election after the Dismissal of the Whitlam government and remained on council.