Greater Hume Shire election: Heather Wilton and Denise Osborne top the count in east and south wards

RE-ELECTED Greater Hume Shire councillor Denise Osborne has ruled out a challenge for mayor at the incoming council's first meeting on Wednesday.

OUT OF RACE: Cr Denise Osborne won't be having a crack at returning as mayor.

OUT OF RACE: Cr Denise Osborne won't be having a crack at returning as mayor.

"I don't have sufficient support to run and there is no point being disruptive," she said.

Cr Osborne topped the poll in south ward with 40.13 per cent of the primary vote and will be joined by Cr Jenny O'Neill for another term and newcomer Matt Hicks.

Cr Heather Wilton, who is expected to run for the two-year term of mayor, topped the east ward count with 37.8 per cent of the vote.

The other successful east ward candidates were Cr Tony Quinn and another newcomer, Kim Stewart.

The north ward ticket formed by Doug Meyer, Annette Schilg and Tony Weston was successful.

The Greater Hume poll declaration took place on Monday after results were announced on Saturday.

Councillors will have the option of electing a deputy mayor for one or two years on Wednesday.

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