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.
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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!