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Howard unanimous pick for mayor pro tempore

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A longtime Lancaster City Council member is once again taking on a leadership role.

At its Tuesday, Jan. 8, meeting, City Council unanimously voted to appoint  John Howard as mayor pro tempore. 

That means Howard acts as city mayor in Joe Shaw’s absence.

Howard, 62, who represents District 5, has served on City Council since 1982. He said this is his third time serving as mayor pro tempore.

Councilman Gonzie Mackey, who made the motion Tuesday for Howard’s appointment, served as mayor pro tempore last year.


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