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Newly-elected council members sworn in; Vacancy remains in Dist. 1

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 3:20 pm

Judge Terry Gregory (far right) swears in recently elected Metropolitan Lynchburg/Moore County Council members (from left) Shawn Adams, David Boyce, Sandy Lewis, Arvis Bobo and Amy Cashion prior to the Council’s September meeting. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

Judge Terry Gregory (far right) swears in recently elected Metropolitan Lynchburg/Moore County Council members (from left) Shawn Adams, David Boyce, Sandy Lewis, Arvis Bobo and Amy Cashion prior to the Council’s September meeting. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — While five recently-elected Metropolitan Lynchburg/Moore County Council members were sworn in prior to the Council’s September meeting, the Council failed to appoint a councilman to fill the lone vacant seat in District 1.

Fourth District councilmen David Boyce, Arvis Bobo and Shawn Adams were sworn in on Sept. 19, as were First District council members Amy R. Cashion and Sandy Lewis.

Boyce, Bobo, Adams and Cashion were re-elected to the Council in August. As the only two running in the First District, Cashion and Lewis were unopposed in the August election; voters were able to choose three councilmen for District 1.

That left one seat vacant, due to the decision not to seek re-election by longtime council members Coleman March and Parks Norman.

Unable to fill the vacant seat at its September meeting, the Council will try again in October. Candidates must be nominated again and the selection process will start over.

Any person interested in the office, who is eligible to vote, is a citizen and has been a resident of Moore County for at least one year and a resident of the Metropolitan Lynchburg Moore County 1st District for at least six months, may do so by contacting Metro Mayor Sloan Stewart at (931) 759-7076 by 4 p.m. on Oct. 17.

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