Elected Members

The Shire of Jerramungup has seven elected members, all working hard to serve their community. Council elections are held every two years, with half of the Council retiring at each election.

President Lester


Cr Robert Lester (Term expires 2023)

After completing his education in Albany and at Denmark Agricultural College, Cr Lester began farming in the Jacup area in 1975. He commenced living locally in 1980 and with his wife Margaret has raised three children in the district. Cr Lester was involved with the Jerramungup football club in the 1980's and remains interested in football, as well as in fishing and farming.

Cr Lester is strongly committed to assisting Council in the provision of facilities and infrastructure to ensure the community remains strong for future generations.

Phone: 0428 354 041

Email: lesterrob@bigpond.com
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Cr Iffla is married with two daughters and farms with her husband John in Bremer Bay. Cr Iffla is actively involved in sporting clubs, P&C and community groups in Bremer Bay and Boxwood Hills.

Cr Iffla hopes to offer constructive views towards the process of guiding the development of the Shire to create a viable, sustainable and rewarding place for those who live and work in the area.

Telephone: 08 9837 4298
Fax: 08 9837 4398
Email: jojohasa@bigpond.com

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Cr Bill Bailey (Term expires 2021)

Cr Bailey is married with three sons. He moved to Jerramungup in 1984 and has worked as a farmer/shearing contractor. Cr Bailey is currently farming within the North-West section of the Shire. Actively involved in Junior and Senior sporting clubs within Jerramungup, Bill has also been actively involved in various community initiatives.

Cr Bailey has a strong commitment to maintaining a strong, vibrant, local rural community where families, young people, small businesses and family enterprises can prosper.

Telephone: 08 9835 2032
Fax: 08 9835 2044
Email: wjgfbailey@westnet.com.au

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Cr Julie Leenhouwers (Term expires 2021)

Working as a Wool Classer locally and in the Eastern States for many years, 2003 saw the opportunity for Cr Leenhouwers to establish her dream – Farming!!!  Having grown up in Bremer Bay, she now farms in the  area with her partner Greg and their two daughters. 

Being a mother of school aged children Cr Leenhouwers is actively involved within the School and that of the Community. Current roles include Treasurer of the P&C, Chair Person of both the School Council and the Bremer Bay Community Resource Centre and a member of the Bremer Bay Community Development Committee.

Cr Leenhouwers sees our Shire entering into an exciting period of growth and change as outlined in the current strategic plan. Given the opportunity she would like to offer a commitment to maintain our natural unique environment that surrounds us, whilst sustaining a safe, vibrant and viable community for future generations.

Telephone: 08 9837 4051
Fax: 08 9837 4051
Email: julieleenhouwers@gmail.com

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Cr Rex Parsons (Term expires 2023)

Councillor Parsons has a particular affinity with the district, having lived here since 1954 farming with his family, which were original War Service Settlers. Cr. Parsons is married with two children.

He has been involved in numerous community projects and committees. Cr. Parsons is keen to promote the Shire as a progressive place for people to live and work, and raise their families.

Telephone: 08 9835 1091
Fax: 08 9835 1212
Email: rexparsons15@bigpond.com

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Cr Andrew Price (Term expires 2023)

Cr Price has been residing in Jerramungup since 2007. His decision to move back to Jerramungup was motivated by the desire to be part of a community that looks after its members and has the get up and go (largely through volunteers), to get things done.

Having been a teacher for 37 years with experience at each of the schools within the Shire Cr Price can offer a considered opinion on many issues facing rural education. This gives him a good base to work with younger members of the community; "It's important to keep moving forward and trying to make essential services and government agencies more accessible to everyone".

With an extensive list of contacts through the Lions Club, sporting clubs and employment Cr Price will be accessible enough to push for things considered important and aims to improve facilities, services, wellbeing and opportunities to everyone in the Jerramungup community.

Telephone: 9835 1978
Mobile: 0447 198 446
Email: priceyaj27@gmail.com

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Cr Drew Dawson (Term expires 2023)

Cr Dawson has been living in Bremer Bay since 2009. He is married with two sons and runs a accommodation business in the area. He is actively involved in many clubs and committees such as President of the Bremer Bay Tennis Club, Chairman of the Bremer Bay School Council, Vice Chairman of the Bremer Bay Trails Committee and is a St Johns Ambulance Volunteer.

He is passionate about our local education system as his two boys have been at local schools for the past 10 years. He feels that our community offers a safe, comfortable and accepting environment for our children to learn.  He believes that as our Shire grows we need good education and medical services for young families to be able to access at their doorstep.  Both are high on the list when people are considering a move to the area. He believes the Shire of Jerramungup has a bright future, with families wanting to enjoy this beautiful part of the world like we have.

Mobile: 0421 037 344
Email: bbbbwa@outlook.com