Candidates interview for Front Royal Town Council seat
During a work session closed meeting Monday evening, December 16, the Front Royal Town Council interviewed seven candidates for Mayor Eugene Tewalt’s now-vacant council seat. Tewalt vacated his council seat to be sworn in as mayor after his November defeat of Hollis Tharpe in a two-way special election race. Ben Raneiri, Paul Gabbert, Jim Hart, Joe McFadden, Daryl Merchant, Scott Lloyd, and Lori (Athey) Cockrell were given brief interviews and the council announced a choice would likely be made January 6. Tewalt noted that if the seat is not filled by January 10, it would then go to court for a judicial appointment to fill the vacancy.
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