Brian Crook wins council election count-back

Brian Crook is returning to Colac Otway Shire Council.

Colac’s Brian Crook will re-join Colac Otway Shire Council after being the successful candidate in a vote count-back.

The Victorian Electoral Commission today had a count-back of votes from the 2016 council election to appoint a replacement for former councillor Terry Woodcroft, who stepped aside to focus on his police work.

Brian Crook received the most votes at the count-back, which encompassed the 14 candidates who were unsuccessful at the 2016 election.

He informed electoral officials that he would accept his new role.

Cr Crook was previously a long-serving council member, including two terms as mayor. He is also a teacher at Trinity College Colac.

See Wednesday’s Colac Herald for more on the count-back.

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