Former Mayor Gail White elected to city council

Ronceverte Mayor David Smith gives Recorder Jan Johnson a certificate of appreciation for her years of service to Ronceverte City Council.
Ronceverte Mayor David Smith gives Recorder Jan Johnson a certificate of appreciation for her years of service to Ronceverte City Council.

By Sarah Mansheim

Unofficial election results indicate former Ronceverte Mayor Gail White has been elected to Ronceverte City Council. White received 45 votes in Tuesday’s municipal election to take one of three open seats. She was elected along with current council members Bob Baker (59 votes) and Adam Rosin (56 votes) who were both reelected to their positions.

Crystal Byer was elected to the position of city recorder. Byer received 61 votes in her uncontested race to replace retiring recorder Jan Johnson. Byer occupied a place on city council until she chose to vacate the seat in order to run for recorder, leaving an open seat on the council.

City council candidate Howard F. Weikle Jr. came up short with 21 votes.

The current council will convene on Monday, June 8, at Ronceverte City Hall to canvass the election and certify the results.

During last Monday’s monthly city council meeting, Johnson was given a certificate of appreciation by Mayor David Smith for her years of service to Ronceverte. Johnson has served the city council since 2006, first as a council member and then as recorder, a position she’s held since 2009.

“We will truly miss Jan,” said Smith.

 

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