Runoff Election Brings about New West Fork Mayor

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For years the city of  West Fork has struggled to keep a mayor full term. The unofficial results for West Forks newly elected mayor came in Tuesday night. The city voted Heith Caudle into the mayors position.

Caudle recieving 218 votes to Mike Nelsons 177. The mayoral elect hopes to change the stability of West Fork and revive locals hope in city officials.

Prior to Caudle, both Charlie Rossetti and his predecessor Frances Himes resigned suddenly leaving the town with an interim mayor.

Not only has the city experienced mayors backing out of their elected positions, they’ve seen issues they want resolutions too.

Like a problem in 2014 with an old sewer system that caused frustration for residents due to rate hikes.
Something Coddle says he hopes will now be seen as a tool for city growth. “So West Fork is in the process of completing a sewer expansion. That will allow us to  see growth in the city. Both business growth and residential growth and so we’re looking forward to the completion of that project,” said Caudle.

Caudle added, he’s committed to fulfilling the full term as mayor of west fork. Not only will his commitment as mayor provide stability for the community it will put  staff at rest knowing he’s committed to the city.

The election commission said Sarah Bunch brought in 63-percent of the vote over Tracy Hoskins for city council.
In Springdale, Colby Fulfer pulled 67-percent of the vote over his opponent. Also in Springdale, Jeff Watson received 59-percent of the vote over Kathryn Birkhead who received 41 percent.


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