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New Galt City Councilman Curt Campion sworn in

Powers chosen as mayor, Singleton voted as vice mayor

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Curt Campion

Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 7:11 am, Wed Dec 5, 2012.

In festive chambers decked in lighted garlands and red poinsettias, new Galt City Councilman Curt Campion was seated at Tuesday's regular meeting. He joined Barbara Payne, who was re-elected, and the other three council members.

Campion — who ran against candidates Mike McCune, Kelly Keagy and Michael Hodge — received 28 percent of the votes. Payne also received 28 percent, according to the Sacramento County Office of Elections.

Also on Tuesday, the city council unanimously chose Marylou Powers as mayor. Michael Singleton was voted as vice mayor by his peers.

Campion is a long-time former city employee who lost his community development director job due to citywide budget cuts in 2011. During his 20-plus years with the city, he also served as the planning director, assistant city manager and interim city manger.

"I will try to live up to everyone's expectations," Campion said after he was seated. "I thank the voters for entrusting me in this position and will endeavor to do my best."

During the campaign period, Campion said he wanted to address job retention, lack of new housing and blighted properties that have been foreclosed upon.

Payne, who was first elected in 2004 and finished her second year of a two-year term as mayor Tuesday, wants to see unfinished city projects come to fruition. Among those are ongoing downtown redevelopment plans and the new Central Galt Interchange.

"You've been an asset to this council, and without you, I don't think we'd have the recognition we do now," Powers said in presenting Payne a bouquet of flowers from the city council.

Outgoing Councilman Randy Shelton, who chose not to seek re-election after two four-year terms, was recognized at the last city council meeting with gifts and well-wishes from his peers and community members.

Contact reporter Jennifer Bonnett at jenniferb@lodinews.com.

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