Name: Rudolph Dixon
District: Cayman Brac East
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The 2017 general election has brought out more independent candidates and more female candidates than its predecessor in 2013, according to figures reviewed by the Cayman Compass.
A record 63 candidates will contest the Cayman Islands general election on May 24 after a frantic day of nominations across the country generated some surprises.
Rudolph Dixon will formally announce his candidacy for the May elections in Cayman Brac Saturday, expecting to challenge one of Cayman’s longest-serving lawmakers for the seat. Mr. Dixon will declare for the constituency of Cayman Brac East, where Speaker of the House Juliana O’Connor-Connolly will run, if she does decide to contest the next election.
Well more than 100 people turned out for last week’s candidacy announcement by former George Town MLA Ellio Solomon, and at least 10 of them were hopeful candidates for the May general election seeking to determine which direction the political winds were blowing.
At least four, and potentially five political coalitions or political parties are readying to contest the Cayman Islands general election on May 24. Both major political parties, the Progressives and the Cayman Democratic Party, intend to field a slate of candidates.