City Council Fills Vacated Seat


By Tammy Moore Teague

The Mansfield City Council met in regular session on Thursday evening and appointed a new council member to fill the seat recently vacated by Buddy Black. Mansfield native and teacher, Jan Carlton was appointed unanimously to fill the remainder of the term for Ward 2 Position 1.

This seat was originally held by Nathan Sterling. Sterling abruptly resigned his position during a heated meeting which the council voted to strip then Mayor Austin’s of his duties.

The following week, Buddy Black came on board to serve in Sterling’s place. Black only held the position a few months before recently resigning. “I really like Buddy,” said newly appointed Mayor, Mike Gipson. “He has a lot of health problems.”

Carlton received a great vote of confidence from the council and was sworn in following the meeting. “I hope I can do a good job” she stated.

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