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Carol Adams (politician)

Carol Adams (politician)

Carol Adams (born 13 July 1961)[1] is a local government representative from Western Australia.

Currently the mayor of the City of Kwinana,[2] 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.[3][4]

Prior to the election, she had twice sought preselection 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.[5] 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8]


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  2. "Her Worship the Mayor Councillor Carol Adams". Town of Kwinana. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-13.
  3. "Warnbro". The Poll Bludger. Archived from the original on 12 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
  4. "'I'm not up for sale, I'm up for negotiation'". 8 September 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2008.
  5. Murray, Paul (11 September 2008). "Labor's plight a child of several dead-beat dads". Archived from the original on 12 September 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2008.
  6. Kate Campbell (15 September 2008). "Cook victory in Kwinana leaves Speaker problem". Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2008.
  7. "Councillor profiles - Mayor Carol Adams, Kwinana Town Council, WA". Local Government Focus. Retrieved 15 September 2008.
  8. "Looking Forward". Town of Kwinana. Archived from the original on 18 July 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2008.
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