|City of Marion|
|Population||88,618 (2016 census)|
|o Density||1,596.7/km2 (4,135/sq mi)|
|Area||55.5 km2 (21.4 sq mi)|
|Council seat||Sturt (Town Hall)|
|State electorate(s)||Elder, Bright, Ashford, Mitchell, Morphett|
|Federal Division(s)||Boothby, Hindmarsh, Kingston|
|Website||City of Marion|
The District Council of Brighton was established in 1853, centred at the then rural village of Marion (laid out in 1838) 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south west of Adelaide. The district council was renamed to District Council of Marion in 1886 to distinguish it from the adjacent Town of Brighton, the latter having been detached from the Brighton district council in 1858. In 1944 the district council was gazetted a municipality and thereafter known as the City of Marion.
As of June 2016the Marion council comprises the mayor and 12 ward councillors across 6 wards, as follows:
|Southern Hills||Independent||Maggie Duncan|
|Liberal||Matthew Shilling||Deputy Mayor|
|Woodlands||Independent||Tim Pfeiffer||Resigned 10th September 2019|
The November 2018 local government election saw the sitting Mayor Kris Hanna go up against Councillor Janet Byram, Councillor Nick Westwood and resident Rob deJonge. Mayor Hanna defeated the challenges and was elected on the first count with 9,094 votes, Byram 3971, deJonge 1,502 and Westwood 1,340. The election also saw eight Councillors re-elected for second, third and fourth terms, along with four new faces. Councillor Joseph Masika was elected in Woodlands Ward and replaced former Councillor Nick Kerry. Councillor Kendra Clancy beat incumbent Councillor Jerome Appleby in Mullawirra Ward. The biggest change was in the Southern Hills ward where both Councillor Maggie Duncan and Councillor Matthew Shilling beat Councillor Nick Kerry who tried to move wards.
The November 2014 local government elections saw a new mayor and seven new councillors elected to serve the City of Marion. Kris Hanna was elected unopposed after Dr Felicity-Ann Lewis decided not to stand in the election. Jerome Appleby, Bruce Hull, Luke Hutchinson, Tim Pfeiffer and Jason Veliskou were re-elected. Seven new councillors were elected; Janet Byram, Ian Crossland, Tim Gard, Nick Kerry, Nathan Prior, Raelene Telfer and Nick Westwood.
The 2010 mayoral election saw sitting Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis go up against Councillor Raelene Telfer. Lewis ran with the campaign slogan "Experienced Leadership", whilst Raelene Telfer went with "A Full-time Mayor for Marion", which tried to tap into concerns that Lewis was too occupied with the Local Government Association of SA. Telfer's campaign failed and Mayor Lewis was returned for another term. Lewis received 7766 votes to Telfer's 6764.
The 2006 mayoral election saw Bruce Hull and Felicity-Ann Lewis go up against each other for the position for a second time. It had been expected that Lewis would not re-contest but she nominated at the eleventh hour. Former councillor Andrew Cole also ran. Bruce Hull failed once again, gaining 7988 votes to Lewis' 8345 after the distribution of Cole's preferences.
At the 2003 Mayoral election Felicity-Ann Lewis was elected unopposed.
The suburbs in the City of Marion are:
To avoid confusion over the similarity of names of DC of Brighton and the Corporation of the Town of Brighton, a petition by ratepayers resulted in the change of name from DC of Brighton to DC of Marion on 31 August 1886.
The chairman of the Marion Council (Mr. F. H. Trott) at Monday night's meeting, announced that the proclamation of the creation of a municipality at Marion had been gazetted.