JOHN Davis will continue as mayor for at least the next 12 months following Tuesday night’s mayoral election where he was returned with nine votes.
Cr Russell Turner and Cr Reg Kidd nominated for the position but missed out.
The deputy mayor role went to Cr Chris Gryllis when other contenders Cr Scott Munro and Cr Kidd failed to attract enough support from their fellow councillors.
The election of mayor and deputy mayor took just 15 minutes and only one count to elect both councillors.
Despite the overwhelming vote supporting him, Cr Davis said it was important other councillors showed interest.
“You've got to be in it to win it,” he said.
He thanked outgoing deputy mayor Cr Jeff Whitton for his work and congratulated Cr Gryllis.
Former councillor Fiona Rossiter was one of only five members of the public who observed the election from the public gallery.
Cr Kidd was the people’s favourite to be mayor, according to 27.1 per cent of 221 voters in the CWD’s online poll.
Cr Davis was a close second with 25.3 per cent of the vote and Cr Turner trailed behind with only 16.3 per cent saying he should be mayor.
Cr Neil Jones was the next favourite with 7.2 per cent followed by Cr Whitton with 6.3 per cent.
Other councillors received 5 per cent or less.
For deputy mayor, Cr Turner was the favourite according to 21.8 per cent of the 211 voters, followed by Cr Kidd on 14.2 per cent and Cr Whitton on 10.4 per cent.
The CWD poll is not a random sample and only reflects the opinions of those who chose to vote online.