City selects new Mayor Pro-Tem

Robin Mouton

The Beaumont City Council chose its new mayor pro-tem following the death of Gethrel “Get” Williams Wright, the at-large councilwoman who was serving in the role at the time of her death.

Mayor Becky Ames said the council had to choose another Mayor Pro-Tem, who acts as the mayor’s substitute when she’s unavailable, as soon as possible. She also explained that the council would soon vote to fill Williams-Wright’s seat on the council in the interim until its next up for election. Council members say candidates are currently being considered.

During the Feb. 27 council meeting, Ward 1 Councilwoman Virginia Jordan nominated Ward 4 Councilwoman Robin Mouton as Mayor Pro-Tem to fill Wright’s remaining term, expected to expire in mid-May. Ward 3 Councilman Audwin Samuel seconded the motion, which was accepted unanimously.

Sharon Brooks