Mayor re-elected in recent local elections

BRIGHTON’S long standing Mayor, Tony Foster has been re-elected with more than 60 per cent of the vote in the recent local government elections.

He was opposed by Cr Philip Owen who recorded 39.8 per cent of the vote for the top job.  Cr Foster has been mayor since 1993 after first being elected as a councillor in 1985.

Deputy Mayor, Geoff Taylor , who has been a councillor for 24 years and who was opposed in the position by Moya Jeffries, was also re-elected with 53.7 per cent of the vote.  Cr Jeffries received 46.3 per cent.

Sitting councillors, Tony Foster, Philip Owen, Leigh Gray, Wayne Garlick and Sonya Williams were all reelected.