Cockburn: Two new faces join council in local government elections

Chontelle Sands. Picture: Martin Kennealey d470237
Chontelle Sands. Picture: Martin Kennealey d470237

TWO new faces are set to join the City of Cockburn council after local elections this weekend.

Chontelle Sands will sit as a councillor for the Central Ward, having won 27.55 per cent of the vote.

The West Ward will also have a fresh face with Michael Separovich receiving 17.35 per cent of the vote.

Mayor Logan K Howlett has been re-elected for his third term, making him the second longest standing mayor for the City of Cockburn.

Mayor Howlett received 52.19 per cent of the vote.

Running against him, councillor Lee-Anne Smith received 6071 votes and councillor Chamonix Terblanche received 3701 votes.

Councillors Kevin Allen, Philip Eva JP and Lee-Anne Smith OAM were re-elected for their respective wards.

Overall the City’s West Ward had the greatest percentage of voter participation, with 34.85 per cent of ballot papers returned.

The Central Ward had 27.23 per cent and the East Ward 26.04 per cent of ballot papers returned.

Deputy Mayor Carol Reeve-Fowkes and councillors Stephen Pratt, Steven Portelli and Chamonix Terblanche will be up for re-election in 2019.