Catalano trumps former mayor in Swan battle

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A NEW councillor has been elected in the City of Swan following an extraordinary election in the Altone Ward called after Cr Peter Lyndon-James resigned to focus on his work with controversial drug rehabilitation facility Shalom House.

Jennifer Catalano received 1,962 votes, to join current Mayor Cr David Lucas and Cr Andrew Kiely as an Altone Ward representative.

The other candidates – former mayor Mick Wainwright, Ric Purvis and Fiona Nichols – received 1,879, 1,258 and 341 votes respectively.

Mr Foley congratulated Cr Catalano on her appointment.

“On behalf of the City, I would like to congratulate Cr Catalano on her appointment, and also thank everyone in the community who took part in the election and nominated for the vacancy,” he said.

“The election itself received a good turnout with over 31 per cent of constituents taking part.

“I’m sure Cr Catalano will provide the Altone Ward with a strong voice and serve the community to improve the quality of life for those living there.”

Cr Catalano will join 14 other councillors who represent the five wards located in the City of Swan with her term running until October 16, 2021.

The first ordinary council meeting that Cr Catalano will be involved in will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (adjourned from April 10).

 

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