Peter Kostos returns: third coming for Baw Baw councillor
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 14:16, Monday 29 July 2013
FORMER Lardner and Mount Worth ward councillor Peter Kostos has been returned to the Baw Baw Shire in a countback.
Pictured: Lazarus rises – Peter Kostos with Baw Baw CEO Helen Anstis this morning. Photo from Baw Baw Shire Council.
Cr Kostos was elected to replace former councillor Bill Harrington in the Mount Worth ward this morning.
Peter Kostos has served on the Baw Baw Shire Council twice before, for the Lardner ward from 2005 to 2008 and for the Mount Worth ward from the 2011 countback to the 2012 election.
Six candidates contested the Mount Worth ward in the 2012 election.
Countbacks involve redistributing the votes of a vacating councillor to unsuccessful candidates from the previous election according to voter preferences.
A previously unsuccessful candidate must receive over 50 per cent of redistributed votes to take the position.
This morning’s countback took place at the Baw Baw Shire Council chambers.
Cr Kostos joins present mayor Murray Cook, who also represents Mount Worth ward.
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