Cr Leigh Wilson

Rochester Ward Councillor

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First elected: 2012 

Born and raised in Rochester, Cr Leigh Wilson has strong family ties in the area with three generations living in the Rochester township and surrounding region.

After completing his education in Rochester and Echuca, Cr Wilson moved to Melbourne for two years working as a draftsman in engineering and manufacturing. He then returned to Echuca and continued his drafting career for 10 years with local firms.

While managing a licensed cafe in Rochester for seven years, he completed a Diploma of Building Design and Technology at Bendigo TAFE and, for the past several years, has been running his own drafting business - Wilplan - in Rochester.

Cr Wilson and wife, Samantha, have two adult children, Brooke and Liam.

A long-time community volunteer, Cr Wilson has been on many community committees and currently volunteers once a month at the Rochester Town Market.