The Shire of Chittering held an extraordinary election on Friday, 14 October to fill a vacant Council position. The Western Australian Electoral Commissioner was appointed by Council as the independent Returning Officer. At the close of counting, Mary Angus was declared as the successful candidate. The final count was:
- Mary Angus - 413
- Kylie Hughes - 372
- Lois Jones - 318
Mary has lived in Chittering since early 2009, firstly in Muchea and more recently in Bindoon. Mary has watched both progress and conflict within the area over those years and proposes to bring to Council the views, concerns and ideas of local residents.
In her nomination Mary said “I believe I am reasonably well known within the Shire, having worked as a Practice Nurse in Bindoon for the last 5 years. In that role I meet people of all ages and walks of life and believe they find me approachable, sympathetic to their cause and proactive in my attempts to resolve any issues they may have. I do not nominate with any specific agenda nor in depth knowledge of any particular area or concern, but purely as a sincere and hopefully effective representative of the shire residents and property owners”.
The Shire’s Chief Executive Officer, Alan Sheridan, thanked everyone who participated in the extraordinary election.
“Thank you to the three candidates who nominated to represent their community and congratulations to Mary who will be sworn in on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 in front of the Shire’s Honorary Freeman, Mr Lee Martin JP,” he said.
The election results have been posted on both the Western Australian Electoral Commission and Shire websites, as well as the Shire’s public notice board.
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For further information please contact Alan Sheridan, Chief Executive Officer on 9576 4600 or via email@example.com. This media statement has no regulatory value.