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2017 Council Elections

Council elections were held on Saturday 21 October 2017 with four councilors standing down after many years of service. Councillors Renae Jury, Mark Stephens and Gordon Browne retired following 8 years of service to the community with Renae and Mark also serving as Deputy Shire President during their terms. Councillor Megan Tuffley also retired after 14 years as a councillor and the last two years as President. During their terms the Shire of Kent has achieved much and is in an exceptionally healthy financial position. We thank them for their efforts and guidance over many years.

There were 5 candidates for the 4 positions and just over 50% of the electors of the shire voted in the postal election. The results were as follows:

Justin Germain                     177

Craig Bamess                       175

Kate Johnston                      158

Kerryn Stephens                  129

Ian Bailye                                63

Congratulations to our new councilors and commiserations Ian Bailye who has missed out on a seat on this occasion. We all look forward to working with our new members to continue the good work that has been done by past councils.