News>Election results for Kingston Council
Kingston welcomes its youngest Councillor and an increased representation of women on the newly elected Council.
|Last night (30 October 2012), the Victorian Electoral Commission Returning Officer officially declared the results of the Kingston Council election. |
The successful election candidates are as follows:
North Ward - Cr Steve Staikos, Cr Tamara Barth and Cr Paul Peulich
Central Ward - Cr Geoff Gledhill, Cr Ron Brownlees OAM and Cr Rosemary West OAM
South Ward - Cr Tamsin Bearsley, Cr David Eden and Cr John Ronke
On behalf of the organisation Kingston Council CEO John Nevins congratulated all new and re-elected Councillors and said he – along with all other Council employees – was looking forward to working for and supporting the new Kingston Council.
This election has produced Kingston’s youngest successful candidate in 18-year-old Cr Eden and the representation of women on Council has increased from 1 to 3.
Under Kingston’s three Ward structure – North, Central and South Wards – residents are represented by three Councillors per Ward.
In the North Ward, incumbent Councillors Steve Staikos and Paul Peulich will be joined by new Councillor Tamara Barth. In the South Ward, incumbent Councillor and immediate past Mayor John Ronke was elected along with new Councillors Tamsin Bearsley and David Eden. Central Ward incumbents Councillors Rosemary West and Ron Brownlees will be joined by new arrival Councillor Geoff Gledhill.
The nine successful candidates for the 2012-2016 term of Kingston Council will be sworn in by CEO John Nevins at a Special Council meeting at 7pm on Monday 5 November 2012 at Council’s municipal office at 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham. The election of the Mayor to represent the City for the next 12 months will also take place at this meeting.
For contact details and further information on Kingston Council’s newly elected Councillors, please visit www.kingston.vic.gov.au
In the December edition of Kingston Your City, Council’s official journal, there will be a two-page spread profiling each of the Councillors and their priorities as a Councillor for the next four years, as well as an announcement of the new Mayor for 2013.
Complete election results are available online at www.vec.vic.gov.au