Moreton Bay Region’s councillor for Division 8, Mick Gillam, packs away his campaign signs following his sixth successive election victory.
Voters in the Moreton Bay region have put their trust in experience, with almost all sitting councillors retaining their positions following last weekend’s local government elections.
Nine of the 12 incumbent Moreton Bay councillors, with 136 years collective local government experience between them, appear likely to remain in their positions.
Local councillors Mick Gillam (Division 8), Mike Charlton (Division 9), Bob Millar (Division 11) and Adrian Raedel (Division 12) looked to have retained office.
Each councillor had secured at least 58 per cent of the vote in their region.
Further north, David Dwyer, Julie Greer, Gary Parsons and Greg Chippendale also appear to have secured their positions in council for another four-year term.
The three positions yet to be determined are in Divisions 5 and 6, in Redcliffe, and Division 2, the Caboolture area seat vacated by mayoral aspirant Chris Whiting.
In Division 5, councillor James Houghton is ahead of former Redcliffe City Council colleague Peter Houston by 572 votes, with one-third of votes yet to be counted.
In nearby Division 6 another ex-Redcliffe councillor, Koliana Winchester, was ahead of incumbent Rae Frawley by 6.2 per cent.
In Division 2, which had the highest number of informal votes of the 12 divisions across the region, Peter Flannery trails Adam Leishman by 101 votes.
Allan Sutherland looks set to see off the challenges of five rivals to remain as mayor.
With votes from 131 of the 153 polling booths around Moreton Bay counted, he had secured 42.66 of the vote, to Mr Whiting’s 25.85 per cent.
Division 10 councillor Brian Battersby was elected unopposed.