Meet your elected members
"The time and energy that councillors devote to community issues is a reflection of the special nature of the Fremantle community and the spirit of volunteerism which makes Fremantle such a special place."
Doug Thompson, Deputy Mayor, 2010.
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Elected member biographies
Dr Brad Pettitt
Brad Pettitt was elected mayor in October 2009, after four years as a councillor.
Prior to becoming mayor, Brad was dean of the School of Sustainability and associate professor in sustainable development at Murdoch University. His research and teaching expertise include climate change, local sustainability policy, international aid policy and sustainable planning. Brad continues his involvement with Murdoch University on a part time basis.
When not working, Brad enjoys Fremantle's coastal lifestyle by riding his bike, surfing, drinking coffee and reading the newspapers.
Councillor Doug Thompson
Doug Thompson has lived in North Fremantle for over 30 years and has been closely involved in community issues - representing North Ward since 1988, making him the longest serving Fremantle councillor.
Doug is Fremantle's representative on Southern Metropolitan Regional Council, working to champion the council's strategic focus on sustainable waste management.
He is also a state councillor with the Western Australian Local Government Association, focusing on alternative transport and sustainability issues.
Councillor Andrew Sullivan
Andrew has lived in Fremantle since 1985, and is an architect based in High Street.
Andrew is committed to saving our bushland and making parks more useable. Andrew developed the original Fremantle green plan. As a community representative, he has campaigned for the coast from Coogee to Leighton, and campaigned to save Clontarf Hill.
When not working, Andrew enjoys swimming at South Beach, is a member of the Fremantle Society, the Greens and the Dockers.
Councillor Sam Wainright
Sam lives in O'Connor with his partner and he works at the North Fremantle container wharf.
He has a background in campaigning for workers rights and other social justice issues make him passionate about improving our city for all its citizens.
Sam's focus is on community and economic life, sustainability, public transport and cycling solutions for the city.
Councillor Josh Wilson
Josh lives in Beaconsfield with his wife and three children.
He has worked as a travel writer/journalist and an associate lecturer at Curtin University.
Josh is a senior advisor to the federal member for Fremantle.
Councillor Dave Coggin
Dave lives in White Gum Valley with his wife and two young sons, and has lived in Fremantle for most of his adult life.
He became involved in council because he wanted to help build and support the local community, and to see Fremantle grow as a vibrant, interesting and warm place, while maintaining its unique charm and culture.