New Grantville council sworn in

by W. Winston Skinner

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Grantville City Attorney Mark Mitchell administers the oath of office to new council members Leonard Gomez, center, and David riley, right. 


Leonard Gomez and David Riley are now official members of the Grantville City Council.

The two, who were elected while defeating incumbents in November, took the oath of office Friday afternoon. City Attorney Mark Mitchell administered the oaths in the council chambers at the Glanton Municipal Complex.

Mayor Jim Sells, who supported both candidates in their quest for office, and Matt Brass, representing U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, were among the approximately 35 people attending.

“I truly believe dreams can come true for everyone. This is America,” Gomez said.

“We have a lot on our plate. We know there are lots of things that need to change. “We want people to work together as a team. That’s the biggest thing,” Riley said.

Gomez said he wants to see “a future that will allow us to say, ‘Hey, I love living in Grantville. It’s a great place to live.’”

“We need services for the community, and we need jobs for the citizens,” Sells said. He said he and the councilmembers share a commitment to make Grantville “a better place for families.”

Gomez said the results of the election indicate Grantville’s residents are ready for a change in the way their town operates. “It’s about everybody. It’s about all of us,” he said.

“We have got hope and expertise for 2014. We’re going to hit the ground running,” Sells pledged.



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