BRIGHTON councillor Leigh Gray has been elected Brighton Municipality’s new Mayor, replacing formerMayor Tony Foster who retired at the end of June this year.
Cr Gray was elected with 55.47 percent of the final vote.
Community leader Aaron De La Torre has been elected Brighton councillor, receiving 60.85 percent of the vote afterthe distribution of preferences.
Leigh Gray is married with four children. He grew up in Bridgewater and has lived in Brighton for 21 years. Hewas first elected to Council 16 years ago.
Cr Gray said he was humbled to lead Council and thanked Brighton ratepayers for putting their trust in him to take onthe role of Mayor.
“My priority is to ensure we carry forward the essential plans we have for our great municipality and to continue thegood work of former Mayor, Tony Foster.
“With Council reform now on the agenda, we face challenging times, but I am confident we will achieve our long-termstrategic objectives,” Cr Gray said.
Mr De La Torre has a young family and has lived in Brighton his entire adult life. He was a founding member of the Lions Club of Brighton and has been actively involved in the local community for many years.
Profiles on our new Mayor and councillor will be in the October edition of Brighton Community News.