Palm Valley swears in 3 council members

PALM VALLEY – After a quick canvassing of the May 7 election, three council members were sworn into office Tuesday night.

A pair of them had taken the oath before.

Debe Wright, John Widger and Cynthia Thompson will each serve 2-year terms.

Wright, an incumbent received the most votes with 146, followed by newcomer Thompson with 142.

Widger, an incumbent, received 121, winning the third spot by just two votes. A total of six candidates were in the running for the positions.

Judge David Sanchez administered the oaths, which took longer than the actual canvassing process to verify the vote tallies.

Minutes later, Widger was selected as the Mayor Pro Tem. He served in that capacity under Mayor George Rivera during the previous year.