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Marmet Council to Choose New Mayor After Ex-Mayor's removal

Kanawha County

Officials in the Kanawha County town of Marmet will select a new mayor next month after a judicial panel removed the former mayor from office earlier this year for violating city election laws.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the town council held a special meeting Thursday to set the dates for selecting the new mayor.

Officials say they will meet May 12 to select the mayor after reviewing applications submitted by Wednesday evening.

A three-judge panel removed Bill Pauley from office in February after Pauley signed a conciliation agreement in September. Pauley said he knowingly violated city election laws by encouraging voters from outside of town to vote and providing them with a list of candidates to vote for.

Town recorder Tammy Kersey has been serving as the interim mayor.