Kent Johns elected mayor of Sutherland Shire Council

Liberal Councillor Kent Johns has been elected as the new mayor of Sutherland Shire Council.

Deputy mayor is long-term councillor Kevin Schreiber. Both were elected unopposed at council meeting last night.

Cr Johns was first elected to Sutherland Shire Council in 2004.

 In 2008, as Liberal team leader he disbanded the Liberal party team so that they ran as independents until the end of the term.

At the recent election, they ran as officially endorsed Liberals securing an outright majority with nine seats on the council.

Cr Johns ran on a platform of ‘‘responsible economic management and ensuring core service delivery’’

This will be his first term as mayor of Sutherland Shire.

Cr Johns served as a Labor Party mayor of Rockdale Council in 1999 and resigned from the Labor Party in 2002 to become an independent.

His revelations triggered the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s inquiry into dealings at Rockdale Council in 2002.

He moved to the shire in early 2004 and stood as a Liberal councillor in the 2004 election.

Full details in Thursday’s Leader?

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