Carol Adams (politician)

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Carol Adams is a local government representative from Western Australia.

Currently the mayor of the City of Kwinana,[1] she ran as an independent in the 2008 state election in the newly formed Electoral district of Kwinana. Adams also works as a solicitor for the Western Australian Police Union.[2][3]

Prior to the election, she had twice sought pre-selection to stand as a Labor candidate, but was overlooked in favour of Roger Cook, a former state party secretary and state manager of public relations firm CPR which is closely associated with the party.[4] A smear campaign against her by Dave Kelly, State secretary of the Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers' Union had been waged in the last week of the election campaign.[4]

While she initially appeared to have narrowly won the seat, further counting revealed she had in fact lost by 300 votes to the Labor candidate Roger Cook.[5] If elected, Adams had been expected to take up the position of Speaker.

In local government, Adams was first elected to the Kwinana Town Council in 1997 and as mayor in 2006.[6] In May 2007 she launched a council backed project called "Looking Forward", aimed at attracting $11.5 billion in private and government sector investment in the next 15 years.[7]


  1. ^ "Her Worship the Mayor Councillor Carol Adams". Town of Kwinana. Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Warnbro". The Poll Bludger. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  3. ^ "'I'm not up for sale, I'm up for negotiation'". September 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  4. ^ a b Murray, Paul (11 September 2008). "Labor's plight a child of several dead-beat dads". Archived from the original on 12 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  5. ^ Kate Campbell (15 September 2008). "Cook victory in Kwinana leaves Speaker problem". Archived from the original on September 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  6. ^ "Councillor profiles - Mayor Carol Adams, Kwinana Town Council, WA". Local Government Focus. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  7. ^ "Looking Forward". Town of Kwinana. Retrieved 2008-09-15.