Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Countback declares new councillor for Moonee Valley

The Victorian Electoral Commission has today declared Jessica O’Neil as Councillor-elect for the City of Moonee Valley Council’s Buckley Ward, following a vote countback on Monday to fill a vacancy.

The Commission held a countback of all formal votes from the last Moonee Valley Council election, held in 2020, with Ms O’Neil emerging as the successful candidate.

Mayor, Pierce Tyson, said he looked forward to working with Councillor-elect O’Neil.

“As a local healthcare worker who co-founded her own successful business, I’m sure Cr O’Neil will bring a wealth of invaluable experience,” Mayor Tyson said.

“On behalf of myself, Councillors and our community, I’d like to congratulate Jess and look forward to working with her.”

Mayor Tyson said he was also proud that, with Councillor-elect O’Neil’s appointment, Moonee Valley Council would become the equal-third leader in Victorian local government for female representation, with six of its nine councillors women.

Council Chief Executive Officer, Helen Sui said she welcomed the declaration of the incoming councillor.

“I’m so pleased that Councillor-elect O’Neil holds a passion to serve our wonderful municipality,” Ms Sui said.

“I and Council staff look forward to supporting her as the newest Councillor for Moonee Valley.”

Councillor-elect O’Neil is expected to be formally sworn in to Moonee Valley City Council on Monday, 6 May.

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