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Sutton, Julie (1937 - )

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Born
1937
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Teacher and Marriage celebrant

Summary

Julie Sutton is a dedicated teacher of modern languages, whose service to local government and the ALP has spanned several decades. She was first elected to the Warringah Council in 1980 and was re-elected several times until 2003. Julie became the first woman Mayor of Warringah in 1995 and has since served as Deputy Mayor for five terms. Unfortunately she could not match this success at the state level and failed to gain election to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Davidson in 1981, 1984 and 1988.

Details

Julie Sutton joined ALP in 1969, and has held various offices at both branch and electorate council levels. Her career in local government as a Councillor of Warringah Council was distinguished, and she was an energetic member of many Council committees.

Julie was educated at Newcastle Girls High School and the Universities of Newcastle, New England and Macquarie completing a M.A. (Hons.) and Dip.Ed... She taught French, German and English at Raymond Terrace, Newcastle Girls' and the Forrest High Schools. She was highly respected at Forrest High School where she taught for more than 15 years. She married, (marriage dissolved) and had 3 sons.

Sources used to compile this entry: Sydney Morning Herald, 6 September 1981; The Radical, vol. 12, no. 4, September 1981; Warringah Council Annual Report 1998-9.

Annette Alafaci

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