NEWCASTLE LORD MAYOR JOHN TATE RETIRES
August 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm
Newcastle Lord Mayor John Tate has announced he is retiring from local politics, after 13 years in the top job,and many more as a councillor.
Councillor Tate has been tight lipped on his future, delaying the announcement until nominations for September’s election closed this morning.
“This is not an easy choice for me because I love local government, it’s been my life for 13 years, Cathy and I have put our heart and sole into the job.
He says he wants to leave on a high and spend more time with his family.
“I’m leaving it while I love it, my heart is telling me to stay, I beleive I could win this position again in this next election but my head tells me to get on and do other things.”
He has been a member of the council for more than 30 years and missed out on being elected to state parliament in 2007 and 2011.
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