The City of Bunbury have voted for councillor Jaysen de san Miguel to take on the Deputy Mayor position for the next two years.
The vote was cast by on Tuesday, October 31, at the first official council meeting since the City of Bunbury’s local government elections.
Mr Miguel overcame fellow Deputy Mayor nominee and councillor James Hayward.
Mr Miguel was overwhelmed by the council’s decision to vote him in.
“I’m proud to represent this council, I think it’s worked very well together over the past four years and I feel like I get on well with the councillors here,” he said.
“I’m not always prepared to agree with all of them in the room but I’m always prepared to listen to what they have to say.”
The councillor praised former Deputy Mayor Brendan Kelly’s efforts, and vowed to effectively communicate with Mayor Gary Brennan and his fellow councillors.
“I’m looking forward to bringing some youth and energy to the role and I’m hoping that means young people get excited about what is happening at council and where Bunbury is going,” he said.
Mr Miguel retained his seat earlier this month after serving on the council over the past four years.
He said he aimed to support ongoing projects, small business development and local sport in Bunbury.
Outside of council, Mr Miguel is an accountant and president of the Colts Cricket Club.