Ashburton re-elects Cr White as Shire President

Published on Thursday, 22 October 2015 at 12:00:00 AM

The Shire of Ashburton Council has re-elected Cr Kerry White as Shire President unopposed, and Cr Linton Rumble as Deputy, at yesterday’s October Council Meeting where all newly-elected councillors were sworn in following the Local Government Elections on Saturday 17 October.

Saturday’s poll saw Cr White returned to the Onslow Ward.

Other returning councillors, Cr Lorraine Thomas (Tableland Ward), Cr Rumble (Paraburdoo Ward) and  Cr Peter Foster (Tom Price Ward), were all elected unopposed.

Two councillor retirements saw a new councillor in the Ashburton Ward, Cr Glen Dellar, elected unopposed with Cr Melanie Gallanagh now representing the Pannawonica Ward following Saturday’s election.

The Shire President welcomed the new councillors to their first Council meeting, and congratulated the re-elected councillors.

“I am confident the new Council will continue to work hard together to continue the great progress we are making in the Shire of Ashburton,” Cr White said. “ The Shire of Ashburton, and its Council, is enjoying a period of stability and from this our community will see excellent progress being made in all areas of our Shire.”

re-elects Cr White as Shire President