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STEPHENVILLE Mike Tobin was acclaimed as deputy mayor of Stephenville at the town council’s first meeting on Wednesday at noon hour since their election to council the previous night.
Coun. Don Gibbon Sr. nominated Tobin for the deputy mayor position, which he held prior to the election. Coun. Darlene Oake also nominated Coun. Laura Aylward for the position but she declined, forcing the acclimation with no other nominees.
In the election for councillor, Tobin was the highest vote getter with 1,291, Gibbon second with 1,260, while Oake was third with 1,253, Aylward fourth with 1,247, Justin House fifth with 1,172 and John Finn sixth with 1,149.
Mayor Tom O’Brien, who won the separate mayor’s race with 1,094 votes, welcomed the council members, especially the two new younger members, House and Finn, to the council table.