THE alleged “pale, male and stale” character of local government has been broken by councillor-elect and University of WA honour student Georgie Carey (21) in Mosman Park.
Ms Carey said she was grateful to have secured a seat on the Mosman Park council following the local government elections on Saturday.
“I think social media was a big part of it, as I think the other candidates barley touched it,” Ms Carey said, who coined the description of local government early in campaigning.
She was previously on the Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council, a former Young Citizen of the Year, and will now represent the South Ward with returned deputy Mayor Jenna Ledgerwood .
Mayor Ron Norris, a 38-year veteran of local government, said he was “very happy” to move to the next phase of his life after losing 852 votes to 1588 for successor Brett Pollock, whose North ward seat will now be decided by a by-election.
In Cottesloe, Cr Philip Angers defeated Cr Sandra Boulter for the Mayoral position vacated by Jo Dawkins, and in Claremont respected Mayor Jock Barker was returned for his third term.
“I have acquired respect for a job done well and that is sufficient reward for me,” Mr Norris said.
In Cottesloe, Deputy Mayor Philip Angers (1754 votes) defeated Cr Sandra Boulter (1073) for the mayoral position vacated by Jo Dawkins.
Mr Angers said the Town had the designs and a team to start rejuvenating the foreshore in the first stage of a $23 million plan that he “assumed” developers were waiting to see before proposing any development east of Marine Parade.
In Claremont, respected Mayor Jock Barker was returned for his third term, defeating challenger Jonathan Huston 578 votes to 378 and Deputy Mayor Bruce Haynes was re-elected.