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City Council elects Combs as Charleston mayor

Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs was elected mayor by the City Council Tuesday during an emergency meeting to fill the vacancy of the deceased Larry Rennels.

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2015

The Charleston City Council voted Tuesday to elect Brandon Combs to fill the vacancy of mayor following Larry Rennels' death last week. The council then elected Jim Dunn, who served on the council from 1987 to 2013, to fill Combs’ seat as council member. Council member Matthew Hutti was voted to t...

City Council to select mayor at emergency meeting

Staff Report

June 29, 2015

The Charleston City Council will have an emergency meeting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall to officially select a mayor to fill the vacancy of Larry Rennels. Rennels, who died in office Thursday, took his oath of office in May 2013, and his term would have extended to April 2017. The agenda for the emergency meeting contains eight action items. The council will first declare the vacancy of the office of m...

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