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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Linder elected mayor by unanimous vote

  • This is is second term as mayor. Krier voted mayor pro tem
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  • Paul Linder was elected mayor by his fellow city councilmen Tuesday night.
    This is the second term as mayor for Linder, who is midway through his third term on the Taft City Council.
    Linder was nominated by then-Mayor Randy Miller and the vote was unanimous.
    Councilman Orchel Krier was named mayor pro tem on another unanimous vote.
    Krier is just starting his  first full-term on the council after being elected for four years in November.
    Krier was appointed to the council in early 2011 to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Craig Noble.
    Krier and Dave Noerr were both elected back to the council in the Nov. 6 election.
    Noerr is beginning his third term.
    They were sworn in to office by City Clerk Louise Hudgens.
    Hudgens, re-elected to the council in November, received the oath of office from Miller, who was still mayor at that point.
    Hudgens also administered the oath of office to new City Treasurer  Ben Mangum.
    He defeated incumbent Treasurer Bill LeBarron.
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