- Mayor of Hamilton, New Zealand
In May 2007, the Hamilton City Council elected Bob Simcock to replace Michael Redman who resigned to become the city's chief executive. Simcock was confirmed to stand for the position in the October 2007 local body elections. He was defeated in 2010 by Julie Hardaker.
List of Mayors of Hamilton
Name Entered Office Left Office Reason for leaving office 1 Isaac Richardson Vialou February 1878 December 1878 Did not contest the following election 2 John Blair Whyte December 1878 December 1879 Did not contest the following election 3 Thomas Dawson December 1879 March 1880 Resigned 4 Dr Charles Beale March 1880 December 1880 Did not contest the following election 5 John Knox December 1880 December 1883 Did not contest the following election 6 Robert Peat December 1883 December 1884 Defeated 7 William Australia Graham December 1884 May 1887 Resigned 8 Charles John Wright Barton June 1887 January 1888 Resigned 9 Isaac Coates January 1888 October 1889 Resigned 10 William Jones October 1889 December 1889 Did not contest the following election Isaac Coates, 2nd period December 1889 December 1892 Did not contest the following election 11 John Parr December 1892 December 1893 Did not contest the following election 12 William Dey December 1893 December 1899 Did not contest the following election 13 George Edgecumbe December 1899 May 1901 Did not contest the following election 14 Robert William Dyer May 1901 May 1903 Did not contest the following election Charles John Wright Barton, 2nd period May 1903 October 1903 Resigned William Dey, 2nd period October 1903 May 1905 Did not contest the following election 15 James Shiner Bond May 1905 May 1909 Did not contest the following election 16 James Alexander Young May 1909 May 1912 Did not contest the following election (was elected as MP for Waikato, 1911) 17 Arthur Edward Manning May 1912 November 1915 Resigned 18 John Edwin Hammond December 1915 June 1916 Died in office 19 John Robert Fow June 1916 May 1917 Did not contest the following election 20 John William Ellis May 1917 August 1918 Died in office John Robert Fow, 2nd period August 1918 May 1919 Did not contest the following election 21 Percy Harold Watts May 1919 April 1920 Resigned John Robert Fow, 3rd period May 1920 May 1931 Defeated 22 Dr Frances Dewsbury Pinford May 1931 May 1933 Defeated John Robert Fow, 4th period May 1933 May 1938 Did not contest the following election 23 Harold David Caro May 1938 November 1953 Defeated 24 Roderick Alastair MacDonald Braithwaite November 1953 December 1959 Did not contest the following election 25 Dennis Rogers December 1959 October 1968 Defeated 26 Michael John Minogue October 1968 May 1976 Resigned 27 Bruce Craig Beetham May 1976 October 1977 Did not contest the following election 28 Sir Ross Malcolm Jansen October 1977 November 1989 Defeated 29 Margaret Anne Evans November 1989 November 1998 Retired 30 Russell Matthew Rimmington November 1998 November 2001 Defeated 31 David Joseph Braithwaite November 2001 November 2004 Defeated 32 Michael Redman November 2004 May 2007 Resigned to take up position as CEO of Hamilton City Council 33 Bob Simcock 23 May 2007 31 October 2010 Named interim Mayor until local government elections in October, then elected. Defeated in 2010 Elections. 34 Julie Hardaker 1 November 2010
Note: Mayoral elections were held annually 1878–1915, and have been triennial since 1935. Elections were held in December, after 1901 in April or May, and since 1947 have taken place in either October or November.
- Gibbons, P.J. (1977), Astride the River. Published for the Hamilton City Council by Whitcoulls Limited, pp317–318 and Hamilton City Council Annual Plans.
- Hamilton City Council Annual Statement of Accounts and Waikato Times index at Hamilton City Libraries.
- Darryl Pike, Archivist, Hamilton City Libraries (Personal communication).
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