2021 Candidate Profiles

Schedule of Nominations Received

Candidate's name

Name to appear on ballot paper

Date nomination accepted

Karen Jeanette Chappel Karen Chappel 02 September 2021
Dean Stuart Carslake Dean Carslake 03 September 2021
Kenneth Peter Stokes Ken Stokes 03 September 2021
Debra Barbara Collins Debra Barbara Collins 09 September 2021

Karen Chappel

Karen Chappel

Karen Chappel J.P. GAICD

P.O. Box 156

Morawa 6623



I seek re-election to Morawa Shire, I was first elected in 2005 and have served as Shire President since 2009.

I act with honesty, integrity and transparency in the best interests of the community. I am passionate about local government. In particular;

  • I am committed to our 5 year road strategy. We need safe roads.
  • I value health & wellbeing and the infrastructure that supports healthy living.
  • My knowledge and experience in regulation and compliance ensures good governance.

In my time on Council I have formed many networks to assist in supporting the needs of the Shire of Morawa. I always aim to use these relationships to advance the Interests of Morawa.

My commitment is to continue to work with Council to provide for our community. I take great pride in representing our Shire.

Dean Carslake

Dean Carslake

I seek your support for re-election to the Shire of Morawa, having served diligently as an elected member since 2009, and as Deputy President since 2013.

Together with my family, I farm at Gutha, and am Principal of the WACOA Morawa.

I strive for a community that is culturally inclusive, and environmentally and economically sustainable.

I bring a passion for sustainable agriculture, community development and regional partnerships to council.

I support Morawa as a sub-regional centre that:

  • provides ethical and accountable governance.
  • provides outstanding education, health, sport, and recreation opportunities.
  • works closely and collaboratively with neighbours.
  • is a safe, inclusive, and vibrant community.

Thank you for your support, I pledge to work for the good of all in our community.


Dean Carslake

‘Bilya Rock’

941 Gutha West Rd

PO Box 332


0428 722 053


Ken Stokes

Candidate for 2021 Local Government elections for the Shire of Morawa.


I was first elected to Council in 2003 and since that time have seen many changes to the way services are delivered to our community. The increasing demand for service provision and the funding challenges that our community face has been difficult but also rewarding for me as achievements have been met.

I have represented the Shire of Morawa on the Regional Road Group collaborating with Main Roads WA for a number of years, combining my interest in maintaining a safe and viable road network, with the associated challenges of funding.

I am standing for re election for a further term to represent the residents and ratepayers of our community.


My contact details are.

15 White Avenue Morawa, Mob: 0428711362

Debra Barbara Collins

I seek your support for re-election to the Shire of Morawa.

I have served two terms and believe I have served our community well in that period.

My family have farmed in Morawa and surrounding Shires for 111 years, my children and their families are continuing this succession.

Those who know me are aware of the commitment I put into anything I take on.

I am currently Chairperson of St John Ambulance, involved in sporting organisations, am a Registered Nurse, have served on numerous Boards and committees over the years.  

I believe we must have honesty, integrity and commitment in every aspect of our lives. Communication is essential!

I seek re-election to continue serving the Morawa people in all areas of Local Governance. I believe I have the skills and expertise to follow this through.

Debra Collins

4 Barnes St, Morawa, WA

0427 722 026