Friday 23 February 2018
For immediate release

New councillor for Mount Alexander Shire Council

Stephen Gardner is Tarrengower Ward’s new representative on Mount Alexander Shire Council, after a by-election was held to fill an extraordinary vacancy.

Stephen Gardner was among three candidates standing for the by-election, and he will represent Tarrengower Ward on the Mount Alexander Shire Council until the next general council election in October 2020.

The Returning Officer, Dean Curtis, declared the result today at Council Chambers, Mount Alexander Civic Centre.

The extraordinary vacancy arose due to the resignation of Sharon Telford.

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