ALBURY radio announcer Kev Poulton has created history by becoming the first NSW resident elected to Wodonga council.
The 2AY breakfast host is one of three new faces chosen to guide the city over the next four years after results of last month's council election were declared on Friday.
Cr Poulton is joined by Wodonga police detective Graeme Simpfendorfer and Liberal Democrat candidate Olga Quilty, who is married to Victorian Upper House MP Tim Quilty who won a seat on Wodonga Council in 2016.
Former deputy mayor Kat Bennett easily topped the poll, drawing 3209 votes, over a thousand more than she recorded at her maiden election in 2016.
It is the first time a Wodonga candidate has drawn more than 3000 votes since Mark Byatt netted 3014 in 2012.
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The other incumbents to be returned are Libby Hall, Ron Mildren and John Watson.
The tallies for those behind Cr Bennett were Cr Poulton 2230, Cr Simpfendorfer 2085, Cr Hall 1623, Cr Watson 1519, Cr Mildren 1367 and Cr Quilty 1326.
Former deputy mayor Brian Mitchell and Danny Lowe were the two incumbent councillors who failed to win re-election.
Meanwhile, in Indigo Shire there are two returning to council after having had four years off.
Tangambalanga's Peter Croucher and Rutherglen's Roberta Horne are back.
They join incumbents Jenny O'Connor, Sophie Price, Larry Goldsworthy, Diane Shepheard and Bernard Gaffney.
The result means for the second successive term Indigo will be a majority female council with Cr Horne replacing the retired Barb Murdoch as the fourth woman.
Cr Croucher takes over from another former mayor James Trenery, who retired at the end of the last term.
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