Kyabram resident Rocchina D’Angelo has confirmed she will take up the vacant Kyabram-Deakin ward seat on Campaspe Shire Council if the opportunity presents after next Wednesday’s vote countback.
Kyabram resident Rocchina D’Angelo has confirmed she will take up the Kyabram-Deakin ward seat on Campaspe Shire Council, vacated by Robert Danieli, if the opportunity presents after next Wednesday’s vote countback.
Mrs D’Angelo finished fourth in last October’s local government election with 812 votes (11.86 per cent).
She was also listed first on Mr Danieli’s preferences.
In a countback for a multi-councillor ward, such as Kyabram-Deakin, votes for the vacating councillor are redistributed to previously unsuccessful candidates as per voters’ preferences.
The other candidates in the countback will be Peter Berner, who had 758 votes (11.07 per cent), and John Zobec who gained 567 votes (8.28 per cent).
Mrs D’Angelo was away on a short break when Mr Danieli tended his resignation this month and she initially said she would need to think about whether she still wanted a role on council.
She said this week she wanted to have a say and do something for her community.
‘‘It will be 50 years this month since I moved to Kyabram and there are some things I feel are important for this town that I would like to see happen,’’ she said.
‘‘I’d like to see something done with the Town Hall, we’ve got one but we really haven’t got one.
‘‘I would also like to see new toilets at the gardens. I want to see things the community wants to see.’’
Mr Danieli resigned from council this month to focus his efforts on winning a Senate seat for Katter’s Australian Party at the September 7 federal election.
The countback will take place on Wednesday, September 4 at 12.30
Victorian Electoral Commission will announce the successful candidate publicly when the countback has been completed.
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