Glenorchy City Council has a new Deputy Mayor following a secret ballot by Aldermen at Monday night’s council meeting.
Council elected Alderman Steven King following the by-election prompted by the resignation of previous Mayor, Alderman Kristie Johnston, which saw the then current Deputy Mayor, Bec Thomas, voted in as Mayor.
Alderman King is an experienced Glenorchy City Council Alderman, having been first elected in July 2008, then re-elected to Council in November 2014 and January 2018.
Alderman King grew up in Claremont, eventually relocating to Moonah to raise a family. A qualified electrician, Alderman King has been a small business owner in the community ever since, crediting this as his driving force to see Glenorchy thrive. In his spare time, he and his wife enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Mayor Bec Thomas welcomed Ald King’s election.
“We are a growing and thriving city and with this comes a big commitment to hard work and integrity, values I believe Alderman King has in abundance,” Mayor Thomas said.
“Like me, Alderman King has lived and breathed the City of Glenorchy his entire life, and it’s this passion that keeps us driven to continue to deliver for our community.”
“Alderman King and I have a similar vision for our great city and its people, and I know he has the skills and passion to succeed in this role.
“We are a progressive, positive community that needs a strong council leadership striving to create the future our community wants, with Alderman King working alongside me as Deputy Mayor, this will be achieved.”
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