Labor candidate for the upper house seat of Rosevears Jess Greene has won a recount for West Tamar Council following the resignation of Carol Bracken.
The recount took place on Monday afternoon to redistribute votes for Ms Bracken from the 2018 local government elections.
Ms Greene finished ahead of Victoria Wilkinson, Marcus Pattie and Jim Collier as part of the redistribution of preference votes, giving her a place on the council until 2022.
She was excited to win the seat, and said she wanted to shine a light on the area's smaller communities.
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"Standing for council was something that I was really committed to two years ago, and I was disappointed I lost narrowly because I ran a strong campaign," Ms Greene said.
"When I ran for council, despite me living in Riverside, I thought it was really important to get more of a voice for the non-urban areas of the West Tamar, that's what Carol Bracken did really well.
"I started my door knocking in Deviot, then Beaconsfield and worked my way down to Riverside. Road safety was a big issue for these communities, along with lighting, footpaths and support for the local town halls, heating in those halls, maintenance, making sure that everyone had the opportunity to participate in sport."
She readily conceded she was the underdog in the August 1 Rosevears upper house elections, expected to be a contest between Liberal candidate Jo Palmer and independent Janie Finlay.
Ms Greene said she would continue to campaign, although she would have to step down from West Tamar Council if she won the seat.
"I will still be door knocking every day and talking about what's important to them, so absolutely I won't stop campaigning. There's a few different community events that I've already committed to, and a couple of debates coming up," she said.
"I'll certainly see through what I started, I think that's important."
Ms Greene is likely to be sworn in later this week ahead of her first meeting with West Tamar Council next week.