Here are the results of the election for Wellington mayor:
|Ray Ahipene-Mercer||not elected||9||10,700|
|Bryan Pepperell||not elected||9||9,915|
|Helene Ritchie||not elected||8||7,524|
|Jack Ruben||not elected||7||5,290|
|Rob Goulden||not elected||6||4,166|
|John McGrath||not elected||5||3,431|
|Carl Gifford||not elected||4||1,981|
|Paul Bailey||not elected||3||1,558|
|Nick Kelly||not elected||2||975|
|Nick Wang||not elected||1||822|
It seems the voters were overwhelmingly in favour of Kerry holding the chains of office for another 3 years.
She says she’s going to resign in 2010. No doubt Mark Blumsky will be handed back the reins, as he passed them on to Kerry 6 years ago.
And no doubt Bryan Pepperell, Jack Ruben, Ray Ahipene Mercer, Helene Ritchie, and Rob Goulden will all be having another crack at that elusive post.
John McGrath, with his debtors likely to be clamouring, might be happy to be out of the spotlight. He needs to remove his billboards quickly to save embarrassment at such a low level of support.
We get what we deserve, or what we pay for, or who we don’t vote for, as in my case. Wellington will continue to be a vibrant happening capital city, with or without Kerry’s involvement.