By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian
For the City of Fairmont, 2013 is a new year that brings with it a new mayor, deputy mayor and council member.
Following the administration of the oath of office to council members Rob Garcia, Dan Weber, Bill Burdick and Travis Blosser at Tuesday’s meeting, members voted 5-4 to elect Ron Straight as mayor and 6-3 to name Chuck Warner as deputy mayor.
“It’s very humbling,” Straight, who represents District 9, said.
Straight is following in the footsteps of his father Earl “Shorty” Straight, now 101 years old, who, in the 1970’s became the first mayor of the City of Fairmont under its current system of government.