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Newport searching for new mayor

Newport's city hall.
Chris Lehman
The city of Newport is searching for a new mayor. File photo of Newport's City Hall.

The city of Newport is looking for a new mayor.

This search comes after the former mayor, Dean Sawyer, resigned on July 10 after revelations that he posted racist, anti-immigrant and transphobic memes on a private Facebook group for current and retired police officers.

OPB first reported on his posts on July 7.

The new mayor will be chosen from the pool of applicants by the city council, and will serve until January 6, 2025, which would have been the end of Sawyer’s term.

Applicants must be registered to vote, must not work for the City, and must have resided within the Newport city limits for at least one year before the appointment date.

Chrissy Ewald is a freelance reporter for KLCC. She first reported for KLCC as the 2023 Snowden Intern.
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