Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 30, 2014

Ealy named as new mayor of city of Princeton

PRINCETON — A new mayor was selected Monday during a special meeting of the Princeton City Council.

Tim Ealy, who represents Ward IV on the Princeton City Council, was elected mayor by a vote of four to three. He appointed council member James E. Harvey as vice mayor.

Outgoing mayor Patricia “Pat” Wilson nominated council member Jimm Norman for mayor, and council member Dewey Russell nominated Ealy. City Attorney Paul Cassell presided over the meeting.

Wilson and council member Jacqueline Rucker voted for Norman, and Norman voted for himself. Russell, council member Marshall Lytton and Harvey voted for Ealy. Ealy voted for himself.

City Clerk Ken Clay swore Ealy and Harvey into office.

“Well, I hope to bring the council to unity, and the mayor is really a spokesman for the council,” Ealy said. “We are a team. No one person is more powerful than anybody else. I am a spokesman. I want to see the city move forward and grow.”

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