The city of Quitman wasted little time swearing in a new mayor and naming a new mayor pro-tem. At a special called meeting Friday afternoon, votes from the May 6 election were canvassed and approved.
Following the canvassing, David Dobbs was sworn in as the new mayor of Quitman while incumbent aldermen Randy Dunn and Brad Medlin were sworn in for another term. After Dobbs officially became the mayor, he nominated Dunn to be the new mayor pro-tem. That vote was unanimous in favor of Dunn.
Dunn was excited about the results and the future. “This is such a great town and together we will move forward. This community has done so much for me and my family, I just want to be able to give something back,” Dunn said.
In the mayor’s race Dobbs received 104 votes in the early voting to 26 for J.R. Evans. On Election Day Dobbs received 45 votes to 20 for the incumbent Evans.
In early voting, Dunn received 88 votes, Medlin 90 and challenger Toni Cole 40 while Election Day totals were 46 for Dunn, 44 for Medlin and 23 for Cole.
With Dobbs taking over in the mayor’s seat, it leaves his council seat open. Someone will be appointed to that seat in the near future.