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Lodi City Council elects JoAnne Mounce mayor in a surprise 4-1 vote

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Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 8:47 pm | Updated: 8:07 am, Thu Dec 8, 2011.

In a surprise 4-1 vote, Councilwoman JoAnne Mounce was elected to serve a second term as mayor in front of her family and friends Wednesday night. Outgoing Mayor Bob Johnson was the only dissenting vote.

After the meeting, Mounce said she did not think she would get the three votes needed to be elected, and she was surprised with the outcome.

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  • roy bitz posted at 9:08 pm on Thu, Dec 8, 2011.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    What the heck happened to Maggie Creamer's well written front page article---with color photo of now Mayor Mounce???
    I would like to comment and read comments from others regarding this very interesting article but it seems LNS management quashed it.
    Memo to LNS owners and managers----if you want to be relevant --be objective-manage your business----not the news.

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 6:16 pm on Thu, Dec 8, 2011.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2370

    I would rather not have a mayor voted in based upon tradition; but according to whether he/she will be able to do the job. Personally as well as a voter, I like Mayor Mounce and even sent her an e-mail the other day hoping that the outcome last night would be favorable for her. Do I disagree with her on various issues? Absolutely. But over the years we've been able to discuss these differences rationally without the "traditional" rancor that nearly always seems to override respectful discourse in the political realm.

    So let me also offer my sincere congratulations to Mayor Mounce as well!

  • Dale Gillespie posted at 5:48 pm on Thu, Dec 8, 2011.

    Dale N Gillespie Posts: 3

    Congratulations, JoAnne.

  • Robert Chapman posted at 4:19 pm on Thu, Dec 8, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Also, I am puzzled as to why the LNS took both articles about the changing of the mayor down off of the internet site after only a day. They other articles up for weeks. Hmmm, wonder why?

  • Robert Chapman posted at 4:16 pm on Thu, Dec 8, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Josh, I expect her to do a great job also. I guess the only ones that will be surprised are the ones that think otherwise. I can see why my last post wasn't clear as to what I intended. The sad part is that the article makes it sound as though she was elected because it was her turn and she needed a chance instead of that she truly deserved the position.

  • Josh Morgan posted at 2:34 pm on Thu, Dec 8, 2011.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 542

    Robert, why will it be a surprise if Joanne does a "terrific" job? I expect it. :-)

  • Robert Chapman posted at 1:55 pm on Thu, Dec 8, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    I don't know what makes it a "surprise" Joanne Mounce was selected as mayor. She definitely is capable and deserves the seat. The only "surprise" will be what a terrific job she will do and the benefits Lodi will receive during her tenure. Congratulations, Joanne. I wish you all the best.

  • Ann Winters posted at 10:51 am on Thu, Dec 8, 2011.

    Ann Posts: 27

    You go, Mayor JoAnne! Congratulations!

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:01 am on Thu, Dec 8, 2011.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Congratulations, Ms. Mounce!

    Nice to see that the "tradition" was not upset and Ms. Mounce was afforded her turn as she should have.

  • roy bitz posted at 9:32 pm on Wed, Dec 7, 2011.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    Congratulations Ms Mayor JoAnne.
    Upon reading the Tuesday LNS saying: the council may depart from tradition---then seeing the LNS omit the article from their website -- I felt the fix was in--that Johnson would get another two years. Glad you now have the gavel.



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