HUNGRY: Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale tucks into a sausage on election day. Now he turns his attention to finding a deputy mayor.
HUNGRY: Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale tucks into a sausage on election day. Now he turns his attention to finding a deputy mayor. Rob Williams

Mayor thrilled by deputy talent

IPSWICH Mayor Paul Pisasale will hold talks with the five councillors in the running to be deputy mayor.

The next deputy will be out of councillors Paul Tully, Cheryl Bromage, Andrew Antoniolli, David Morrison and Wayne Wendt.

"The good thing is there is a lot of interest and I'm very fortunate to have a lot of experienced councillors there," Cr Pisasale said.

"I will be talking to each of the councillors privately to discuss their intentions over the next four years so I can get the best possible outcome for the city and what their goals and aims are.

"This is a team effort and the people have elected 11 people to represent the city and I intend to get the best out of all of them.

"The polls won't be declared until after Easter and the process is that anyone who wants to be deputy mayor after that can put their hands up. That will be a selection process by means of a vote by all the councillors and myself."

Cr Pisasale told retiring deputy mayor Victor Attwood six months before the 2004 election that he wanted him in the job.

"And Victor was a great deputy mayor, but now it is time to find a new one," Cr Pisasale said.

Who would get your vote for deputy mayor of Ipswich?

This poll ended on 29 March 2016.

Current Results

Wayne Wendt

7%

Cheryl Bromage

13%

Paul Tully

13%

Andrew Antoniolli

44%

David Morrison

21%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.