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Mayor of Hamilton City Council
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Coat of arms of Hamilton
Paula Southgate in 2015.jpg
Incumbent
Paula Southgate

since 2019
Style His/Her Worship
Term length Three years, renewable
Inaugural holder Isaac Richardson Vialou
Formation 1878
Deputy Angela O'Leary
Website Official website: https://hamilton.govt.nz/your-council/about-council/mayor-and-councilors/

The mayor of Hamilton is the head of the municipal government of Hamilton, New Zealand, and presides over the Hamilton City Council.

The incumbent is Paula Southgate, who was first elected in the 2019 local government elections.

History

Hamilton had East and West Town Boards until it was constituted under the Municipal Corporations Act 1876 on 24 December 1877 as a Borough Council, with a mayor. Mayoral elections were originally held annually but have been triennial since 1935. Elections were initially held in December, in April or May from 1901–1947, and have most recently taken place in October.

In 1989, Evans was the first woman to be elected Mayor of Hamilton. Following her retirement in 1998, all subsequent incumbents were defeated at their next election until Julie Hardaker's 2013 re-election.

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Name Portrait Term of office Reason for leaving office
1 Isaac Richardson Vialou Isaac Richardson Vialou.jpg February 1878 December 1878 Did not contest the following election
2 John Blair Whyte John Blair Whyte, 1882.jpg December 1878 December 1879 Did not contest the following election
3 Thomas Dawson No image.png December 1879 March 1880 Resigned
4 Bernard Charles Beale Beale-bernard-charles-wm.jpg March 1880 December 1880 Did not contest the following election
5 John Knox No image.png December 1880 December 1883 Did not contest the following election
6 Robert Peat No image.png December 1883 December 1884 Defeated
7 William Australia Graham William Australia Graham (cropped).jpg December 1884 May 1887 Resigned
8 Charles Barton No image.png June 1887 January 1888 Resigned
9 Isaac Coates Isaac Coates in 1901.jpg January 1888 October 1889 Resigned
10 William Jones No image.png October 1889 December 1889 Did not contest the following election
(9) Isaac Coates Isaac Coates in 1901.jpg December 1889 December 1892 Did not contest the following election
11 John Parr No image.png December 1892 December 1893 Did not contest the following election
12 William Dey No image.png December 1893 December 1899 Did not contest the following election
13 George Edgecumbe George Edgecumbe.jpg December 1899 May 1901 Did not contest the following election
14 Robert William Dyer R W Dyer 1901.jpg May 1901 May 1903 Did not contest the following election
(8) Charles Barton No image.png May 1903 October 1903 Resigned
(12) William Dey No image.png October 1903 May 1905 Did not contest the following election
15 James Shiner Bond James Shiner Bond.jpg May 1905 May 1909 Did not contest the following election
16 Alexander Young James Alexander Young.jpg May 1909 May 1912 Did not contest the following election (was elected as MP for Waikato, 1911)
17 Arthur Edwards Manning Arthur Edwards Manning.jpg May 1912 November 1915 Resigned
18 John Edwin Hammond John Edwin Hammond.jpg December 1915 June 1916 Died in office
19 John Robert Fow John Robert Fow.jpg June 1916 May 1917 Did not contest the following election
20 John William Ellis John Willliam Ellis 1853-1918.jpg May 1917 August 1918 Died in office
(19) John Robert Fow John Robert Fow.jpg August 1918 May 1919 Did not contest the following election
21 Percy Harold Watts No image.png May 1919 April 1920 Resigned
(19) John Robert Fow John Robert Fow.jpg May 1920 May 1931 Defeated
22 Francis Dewsbury Pinfold Frances Dewsbury Pinfold.jpg May 1931 May 1933 Defeated
(19) John Robert Fow John Robert Fow.jpg May 1933 May 1938 Did not contest the following election
23 Harold David Caro Harold David Caro.jpg May 1938 November 1953 Defeated
24 Roderick Braithwaite No image.png November 1953 December 1959 Did not contest the following election
25 Denis Rogers No image.png December 1959 October 1968 Defeated
26 Mike Minogue No image.png October 1968 May 1976 Resigned
27 Bruce Beetham Bruce Craig Beetham.jpg May 1976 October 1977 Did not contest the following election
28 Ross Jansen Ross Jansen (crop).jpg October 1977 November 1989 Defeated
29 Margaret Evans No image.png November 1989 November 1998 Retired
30 Russ Rimmington No image.png November 1998 November 2001 Defeated
31 David Braithwaite No image.png November 2001 November 2004 Defeated
32 Michael Redman No image.png November 2004 May 2007 Resigned to take up position as CEO of Hamilton City Council
33 Bob Simcock No image.png 23 May 2007 31 October 2010 Named interim Mayor until local government elections in October, then elected. Defeated in 2010 Elections.
34 Julie Hardaker Julie Hardaker (cropped).jpg 1 November 2010 October 2016 Did not contest the following election for re-election
35 Andrew King Andrew King (crop).jpg October 2016 October 2019 Defeated
36 Paula Southgate Paula Southgate in 2015.jpg 24 October 2019 Incumbent
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