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Rowan walking away proud of achievements

Sun 13 Oct 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at NDHA

Jenny Rowan is leaving the Kapiti Mayoralty proud of her achievements over the past six years. The first ever elected openly-lesbian Mayor has been beaten by a councillor, Ross Church, losing the mayoral chains after two terms. Rowan says she accepts the will of the electorate. "I am honoured to have represented the people of Kapiti for the past six years and to have worked alongside some very fine Councillors, Council staff, community leaders and volunteers. Together we have left a very good legacy for the District." "In a wider political context, I believe I have represented the District honourably and effectively, and have emerged with the respect of my peers in local government. "We have worked hard and have acted with integrity and courage to deal with some very big issues - even now I know I can look back on this period of my life with great pride. Rowan has thanked her longtime partner Jools Joslin, and her family and friends, for their “enduring love and support” She has wished the new Mayor and Council every success.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Sunday, 13th October 2013 - 9:14am

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