Election wrap - Warriparinga Ward
Read about Councillors Luke Hutchinson and Raelene Telfer who have been elected to represent Warriparinga Ward.
This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 47 - December 2014.
After missing out in the 2010 elections Councillor Raelene Telfer has been elected to represent the community she had previously served for seven years.
Cr Telfer joins the returning Cr Luke Hutchinson in representing Warriparinga Ward.
Carol Bouwens opted not to seek re-election to Warriparinga Ward following 17 years on council.
“I’m excited to be back on council and am looking forward to listening to the community and planning for the future of the city - I’ve missed it,” Cr Telfer said.
“I’m interested in a range of issues, including seeing Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre develop, traffic management, and supporting residents of Clovelly Park who are dealing with the impacts of the groundwater contamination from earlier this year.”
Cr Telfer said she is closely involved with the community, is a keen cyclist and also counts floral art, learning French, local history and swimming among her interests.
For Cr Hutchinson, the last four years have been an apprenticeship on which he aims to build.
“My first term on council was an apprenticeship and I would like to continue to work hard and apply what I have learnt for the benefit residents,” he said.
“I consider myself passionate, practical and committed to ensuring rates are spent wisely by focusing on the fundamentals of infrastructure, streetscaping and drainage while tackling illegally dumped rubbish and graffiti.
“I’m very happy to be serving again as a councillor and thank the community for having faith in me to do a job.”
A manager working in tertiary education, Cr Hutchinson has qualifications in business.
City Limits Magazine
The City Limits Magazine is a community publication that keeps Marion residents in touch with what is happening in their community. It includes information about major projects, council initiatives and events, as well as profiles of community members.
It is published three times a year and distributed to 40,000 residents and businesses in the Marion Council area.