In a special meeting of the Sallisaw City Commision on Monday evening Jim Hudgens was appointed as the new mayor of Sallisaw.
A three vote majority was needed from the five person council.
The first nomination for the office was made by Commissioner Daryl Legg who nominated former Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart. Legg's nomination was seconded by Commissioner Julian Mendiola but the nomination did not receive any additional votes.
Current Mayor Julie Ferguson then nominated Commissioner Jim Hudgens. This nomination was seconded by Commissioner Ronnie Lowe. The nomination received the three votes needed from Ferguson, Lowe and Hudgens.
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