City of Marion
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|City of Marion
|Population||88,983 (2015 est)|
|• Density||1,603/km2 (4,150/sq mi)|
|Area||55.5 km2 (21.4 sq mi)|
|Council seat||Sturt (Town Hall)|
|State electorate(s)||Elder, Bright, Ashford, Mitchell, Morphett|
|Federal Division(s)||Boothby, Hindmarsh, Kingston|
|Website||City of Marion|
The District Council of Brighton was established in 1853, centred at the then rural village of Marion (laid out in 1838) 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south west of Adelaide. The district council was renamed to District Council of Marion in 1886 to distinguish it from the adjacent Town of Brighton, the latter having been detached from the Brighton district council in 1858. In 1944 the district council was gazetted a municipality and thereafter known as the City of Marion.
|Mullawirra||Labor||Jason Veliskou||Deputy Mayor|
|Southern Hills||Independent||Janet Byram|
2014 Mayoral Election
The November 2014 local government elections saw a new mayor and seven new councillors elected to serve the City of Marion. Kris Hanna was elected unopposed after Dr Felicity-Ann Lewis decided not to stand in the election. Jerome Appleby, Bruce Hull, Luke Hutchinson, Tim Pfeiffer and Jason Veliskou were re-elected. Seven new councillors were elected; Janet Byram, Ian Crossland, Tim Gard, Nick Kerry, Nathan Prior, Raelene Telfer and Nick Westwood.
2010 Mayoral Election
The 2010 mayoral election saw sitting Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis go up against Councillor Raelene Telfer. Lewis ran with the campaign slogan "Experienced Leadership", whilst Raelene Telfer went with "A Full-time Mayor for Marion", which tried to tap into concerns that Lewis was too occupied with the Local Government Association of SA. Telfer's campaign failed and Mayor Lewis was returned for another term. Lewis received 7766 votes to Telfer's 6764.
2006 Mayoral election
The 2006 mayoral election saw Bruce Hull and Felicity-Ann Lewis go up against each other for the position for a second time. It had been expected that Lewis would not re-contest but she nominated at the eleventh hour. Former councillor Andrew Cole also ran. Bruce Hull failed once again, gaining 7988 votes to Lewis' 8345 after the distribution of Cole's preferences.
2003 Mayoral election
At the 2003 Mayoral election Felicity-Ann Lewis was elected unopposed.
The suburbs in the City of Marion are:
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To avoid confusion over the similarity of names of DC of Brighton and the Corporation of the Town of Brighton, a petition by ratepayers resulted in the change of name from DC of Brighton to DC of Marion on 31 August 1886.
- "Marion Council". The Advertiser. 5 April 1944. p. 3. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
The chairman of the Marion Council (Mr. F. H. Trott) at Monday night's meeting, announced that the proclamation of the creation of a municipality at Marion had been gazetted.
- "Elected members". City of Marion. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
- "Elected Members Register of Interests" (PDF). City of Marion. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
- "CEO's comment". City of Marion. 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
- Local Government Association of South Australia – Previous Local Government Election Results – LGA. Lga.sa.gov.au.