Valley votes for new faces

The new Toodyay council (seated) Bethan Lloyd (deputy shire president), David Dow (shire president) and Stan Scott (CEO), and back: Therese Chitty, Rosemary Madacsi, Brian Rayner, Andrew McCann, Sally Craddock and Paula Greenway.
The new Toodyay council (seated) Bethan Lloyd (deputy shire president), David Dow (shire president) and Stan Scott (CEO), and back: Therese Chitty, Rosemary Madacsi, Brian Rayner, Andrew McCann, Sally Craddock and Paula Greenway.

The shires of Toodyay and York welcomed new shire presidents, while Steven Pollard retained his presidency at the Shire of Northam.

Matthew Reid, who runs the York Pharmacy, replaced Tony Boyle as president of the Shire of York. Mr Boyle was also re-elected to the council.

In the Shire of Toodyay, David Dow replaced Kevin Hogg as president. John Hanson received no votes in East Ward. After missing the deadline to withdraw his candidacy, he requested that voters select Therese Chitty.

The Shire of York had a record voter turnout of 42.7 per cent ” one of the highest in WA.

The councillors at each of the shires will hold office until October 21, 2017.