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The Oak Ridge City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to appoint Derrick Hammond to fill the seat left vacant when former City Council member Hans Vogel resigned at the end of June to move for a job at Idaho National Laboratory.
The vote to appoint Hammond was 6-0. Hammond was one of seven candidates to apply for the open seat, and he was elected unanimously on the first ballot.
Hammond will serve through a special election on November 6. The person elected in November will then serve the rest of Vogel’s two-year term. Vogel was elected to a four-year term in November 2016. [Read more…]