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Queanbeyan’s winds of change

By The_Phantom 14 September 2008 47

Queanbeyan City has a new Mayor and a new Council.

Tim Overall has romped in as Mayor with over 45% of the vote.

Overall thrashed the Labor candidate, Tom Mavec and the two candidates that former Mayor Frank Pangallo had backed, Ann Rocca and Kerry White.

Pangallo gave out How to Vote cards at a City booth for his close friend Ann Rocca but failed to get her over the line.

The ALP vote collapsed across Queanbeyan. Local Member, Steve Whan who handed out How to Vote cards at Karabar High School looked gloomy and disheartened.

After Whan’s full support to privatise electricity his future must be in grave doubt.

A number of new Councilors have been elected including Velice Trajanoski, Trudy Taylor and John Barilaro.

Barilaro’s election was impressive. He had the third highest vote at all eight booths, even out-voting the likes of sitting Councilors such as Ann Rocca, Kerry White, Sue Jarvis and Steve Stravreas.

After years of living under the dark shadow of Frank Pangallo, Queanbeyan has new found spirit and hope.

Canberra can now put up with cranky Franky!

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peterh 3:54 pm 03 Oct 08

Loquaciousness said :

Kramer said :

Wow! We’ve turned into RiotQueanbeyan!!

RiotPalerang, at least 😉

L

riot new south wales?

Loquaciousness 3:42 pm 03 Oct 08

Kramer said :

Wow! We’ve turned into RiotQueanbeyan!!

RiotPalerang, at least 😉

L

Loquaciousness 3:40 pm 03 Oct 08

Aurelius said :

Reynolds seemed to be the only Braidwood-based councillor, and as such probably got a lot of votes from there. It was disappointing to see regional-allegiances surface during last night’s meeting, with Brandson (from Bywong) especially acting like a wounded child whenever it was suggested anything be done that might advantage anywhere other than Bywong/Wamboin.

There’s rather a lot more to the shire than just Bywong and Wamboin. I know there’s a few Braidwood residents who are worried they’re going to get short-changed with this council. It will be interesting to watch, I think.

L

Aurelius 3:32 pm 03 Oct 08

Reynolds seemed to be the only Braidwood-based councillor, and as such probably got a lot of votes from there. It was disappointing to see regional-allegiances surface during last night’s meeting, with Brandson (from Bywong) especially acting like a wounded child whenever it was suggested anything be done that might advantage anywhere other than Bywong/Wamboin.

Granny 3:12 pm 03 Oct 08

Kramer said :

Wow! We’ve turned into RiotQueanbeyan!!

Franchises! It had to happen ….

*chuckle*

ant 3:08 pm 03 Oct 08

I met Marjason for the first time when we were handing out How To Vote cards at Bung, he seemed like a decent bloke.

Moore’s very high personal vote has to be a ringing endoresment of her activities during teh last council. She represented people right across teh shire, blew the whistle on development and behaviour in council. I’m so glad she stood again. Her running mate, Judith Turley, will also do a very good job, I think.

Articles in this and last week’s Bung Mirror are interesting, about how the preferences worked. I did allocate more than 9 votes below the line, as I figured that not everyone I voted for would get a quota and then where would my votes go?

And the gist of many comments on the election seem to be along the lines of how on earth did Reynolds get back in?

Loquaciousness 3:01 pm 03 Oct 08

Aurelius said :

Councillor Graham stood for deputy, but failed. to garner enough votes

Well, thank $DEITY for small mercies …

L

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