Bill Collins is the unanimous choice to be mayor for another four-year term. No other candidates were nominated. He was nominated by Commissioner Sundai Stephenson with a second from Commissioner Wendy Davis. No other commissioners were nominated. The vote was all in Collins’ favor.
Pro tem: Commissioner Craig McDaniel is the only candidate for pro tem and is elected by unanimous vote. McDaniel was nominated by Commissioner Jamie Doss.
- Changes from 2019: Commissioner Randy Quick was a one-term pro tem.
- Both the mayor and pro tem for 2020 represent Ward 3.
Among first votes: Retention of Sammy Rich as city manager.
Bonny Askew, Jim Bojo and Mark Cochran won seats on the commission in the Nov. 5 election. Askew, a former commissioner, replaces Evie McNiece who did not stand for a new term representing Ward Three. Bojo and Cochran defeated Ward One incumbents Bill Irmscher and Milton Slack. Three commissioners represent each ward. The top-three vote getters win the three seats. In Ward Three, Bill Collins and Craig McDaniel won new terms.
The campaign was about change and Rome’s future.
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