The Australians of Greek heritage who were elected in SA’s Council Elections


The votes for the 2022 Council Elections across South Australia have been counted and at least seven candidates of Greek heritage have won spots on their respective councils.

Here is The Greek Herald‘s full list:

1. City of Adelaide, North Ward – Mary Couros (Independent)

“I’m elected as North Ward Councillor – City of Adelaide. Cheers to my family, friends and to everyone who voted and supported me throughout the campaign. I’m honoured,” Mary Couros wrote on her Facebook Page announcing her re-election.

2. City of Charles Sturt, Findon Ward – Peter Ppiros (Member of the Australian Labor Party)

3. City of Onkaparinga, Thalassa Ward – Marion Themeliotis (Member of the Liberal Party of Australia)

4. City of Playford, Ward 1, Peter Rentoulis (Independent)

5. City of Unley, Unley Ward – Stephen Finos (Independent)

“The provisional votes are in and I am proud to be one of your Unley Ward Councillors! I look forward to working with the new Council and representing the people of Unley. Thank you to Sue Dewing for your efforts over the past four years. A huge thank you to everyone who supported me throughout the campaign. I look forward to being your voice in council,” Finos’ FB Post reads.

6. City of West Torrens, Keswick Ward – Elisabeth Papanikolaou (Independent)

In a Facebook Post, Elisabeth wrote: “Thank you to the residents and ratepayers of Keswick Ward for their support in my re-election.”

“I will continue to work conscientiously over the next four years to represent your needs and the wider community of West Torrens together with my co-Councillor John Woodward and the other elected members,” she added.

7. City of West Torrens, Thebarton Ward – Zoi Papafilopoulos – Australian Labor Party

In a message on Facebook, Papafilopoulos said “I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been provisionally elected as Councillor for the Thebarton Ward in the City of West Torrens. A massive thank you to the residents who entrusted me with their vote. Thank you to the wonderful businesses who allowed me to put my face on their shopfronts and walls.

“Thank you also to all my friends and family who volunteered their time to assist me with my campaign. I’ve met a lot of delightful people in our community and look forward to meeting many more. I look forward to representing the Thebarton Ward for the next four years.”

NOTE: The above candidates were identified by surname. If you believe you should be on this list, please email us at




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