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Plantagenet election goes without a hitch

A small group of candidates and their supporters, about ten in total, attended the count at the Plantagenet shire offices.

Notwithstanding some confusion about a few invalid votes it was a very straightforward affair.

At around 8pm returning officer Julie Dupe declared a provisional result which saw sitting shire president Chris Pavlovich and sitting councillors Marie O’Dea and Ken Clements returned comfortably.

Cr Chris Pavlovich was comfortably returned.

After the election Cr Pavlovich said that he was honoured that the electorate had provided him with the opportunity to serve for another four years.

“To be part of a progressive council will only deliver a stronger and more resilient community for future generations,” he said.

“In this region we have inherited the best place to live in the world, and I look forward to working with council and our neighbours to create opportunity and sustainability.”

Newly elected Cr Karen Woltering.

New to the elected team is Karen Woltering who, with husband Doug, owns and runs Mt Barker Hire.

She told The Voice that for her the most important issues in the shire were waste management, and improved services for the aged and youth.

Karen now has four years to sink her teeth into serving the community in these and other council matters.

Karen thanked to all voters who supported her, and congratulated the three other returning councillors.

As in Denmark, Plantagenet was due to meet on Tuesday, to elect a president, deputy president, council seating order and committee representatives.

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