Voice Australia’s Matthew Garwood elected Launceston mayor: ‘It’s going to take a while to sink in’
A former finalist on The Voice Australia has had a career change.
Matthew Garwood, who reached the show’s final in 2014 and was brought back for the All Star series four years ago, has been elected mayor of Tasmania’s second largest city.
On Wednesday, the musical theater singer took the title of Launceston mayor with 57.71 per cent of the vote.
Matthews has been the city’s acting mayor since previous mayor Danny Gibson resigned amid controversy.
Speaking to The Mercury after the results, Matthew said he was ‘really happy’.
Matthew Garwood, who reached the final of The Voice in 2014, has been elected mayor of Launceston, Tasmania. depicted
‘It’s going to take a while to sink in, I’ve literally been hitting the refresh button from my office all day,’ Mr Garwood said.
He added: ‘I think the Launceston community is ready for its next best soul and even with the momentum that Mayor Gibson started to build, I think Launceston is ready for that.
‘I’m ready to continue and put that focus back on the community, take the focus off us.’
On Wednesday, the musical theater singer won the Launceston mayoral race with 57.71 per cent of the vote.
Although Matthew has made a big career change, he also welcomed his first child last month, a daughter named Billie
Although Matthew has made a big career change, he also welcomed his first child last month, a daughter named Billie.
She shared an adorable snap on Instagram of him taking her to his first basketball game.
Alongside the sweet photo, the mayor wrote: ‘So great that as the city’s current mayor and new father, I can continue to do what I love and contribute to amazing parts of our community like tonight.
‘I’m not sure what other mayors do on a Saturday night, but I like DJing and supporting the Launceston Tornadoes’.
The singer welcomed her first child with her partner last month, shortly after she became acting mayor.