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Fulton elects first woman mayor

Fulton's Mayor-Elect Lynette Weatherford
Fulton's Mayor-Elect Lynette Weatherford
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Updated: 6/05/2013 4:55 pm
FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A majority of voters in Fulton decided on a current city hall employee as their choice for the next mayor.
 
Democrat Lynette Weatherford was elected as mayor Tuesday with 62 percent of the vote.

She's the first woman to hold the post.

Weatherford has served as assistant city clerk since 1997 and has worked in Fulton City Hall since 1991 in a number of roles.

The mayor-elect says she looks forward to working with aldermen on a number of issues such as economic growth.

Weatherford also wants to take full advantage of the area's resources like ICC, the Tenn-Tom Waterway, and the future Interstate 22.

Weatherford said, "We have the waterway. We have an interstate highway going through from east to west. The waterway is from north to south. It's just a prime place. We love Fulton. We've raised our kids here and gone to school here. We just want everything to continue on the right path."

There are just under 4,000 residents of Fulton.

Weatherford takes office as mayor there on July 1st.
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