Governor makes appointments to fill vacancies in Seminary

Governor makes appointments to fill vacancies in Seminary

SEMINARY, MS (WDAM) - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appointed two individuals to the Seminary Board of Aldermen Friday evening, based on recommendations from the town's current leaders.

Ann Bullock and Gary Cothran were appointed to the board in order to have a quorum to conduct town business, including setting a special election to fill their two seats.

Mayor Pro Tem Dawn Kelly said Bullock is a retired circuit clerk and Cothran was an engineer at Hercules.

Kelly said she, the clerk and the remaining alderman recommended Bullock and Cothran to the governor and are pleased he approved their recommendations.

"We wanted to make sure someone filled these spots who had the town's best interests at heart," Kelly said.

The turnover at Seminary City Hall began at the beginning of October when the mayor, city clerk, one alderman and other employees resigned.

The special election for mayor and aldermen is set for Dec. 15, and a date will be set to vote on the other seats once the board begins meeting again.