Zoi Tsardoulias honours her late husband’s legacy as new Inner West Councillor


In 2014, Emanuel Tsardoulias passed away after a battle with cancer, leaving behind a loving wife, Zoi Tsardoulias, and two beautiful twin boys, Stavros and Dimitri.

Mr Tsardoulias also left behind an impressive legacy in public life, having been a Marrickville councillor of six years and a one-time Deputy Mayor.

Now, in a touching turn of events, Mr Tsardoulias’ wife Zoi has followed in his footsteps and will take a seat at her first meeting as an Inner West councillor this week.

Emanuel Tsardoulias (third from left) passed away from cancer in 2014. He is pictured here with Labor Leader, Anthony Albanese (second from left).

Zoi was elected to the council’s Marrickville ward on the second spot of colleague Mat Howard’s ticket and helped the Labor Party land a majority.

In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Zoi says her late husband would have been her “biggest support.”

“Emanuel approached every task with enthusiasm, optimism and commitment and I believe I can also do the same and honour his legacy,” she told the newspaper.

Zoi was elected to the council’s Marrickville ward on the second spot of colleague Mat Howard’s (left) ticket and helped the Labor Party land a majority.

One of Zoi’s key aims while on Council will be early learning centres, as she is currently the sole carer of Stavros and Dimitri, who have autism, and she believes the services have offered her much-needed support.

“I just thought I needed to give something back to the community… I’ll give it a crack,” she concluded.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald.




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