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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Winton Shire Council Mayor "Butch" Lenton

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Monday, October 02, 2017

    Winton Shire Council Mayor "Butch" Lenton

    I was saddened to hear Mayor of Winton Shire Council Graham "Butch" Lenton has passed away.  

    Politics calls people from all walks of life to serve their community.

    "Butch", as he was affectionately and universally known, was quintessentially Winton; he was born, educated, married, worked, elected and, sadly yesterday, he died there.
     
    My Government and I worked with the Mayor and his Council on a range of issues, including road upgrades, outback tourism, housing, drought and natural disaster assistance, wild dog management and rebuilding the iconic Waltzing Matilda Centre after it was destroyed by fire in 2015.
     
    Winton could not have had a more dedicated or passionate representative.

    When Cabinet meets on Tuesday, I will ask Ministers to endorse a motion of condolence to his wife Ros, their family, friends and the people of Winton and Central West Queensland.

    Media contact: Kirby Anderson (Premier's office) 0417 263 791