By Julie Johansen
Janene Hansen, Huntington City Recorder, swore in a new mayor for the city at council meeting on Wednesday evening.
Leonard Norton was readily approved by the council as the new man at the helm. Mayor Norton had been acting as the mayor pro-tem for the last year upon the request of past Mayor, Lamar Guymon. He has been serving on the council for the past three years, being elected in 2013. Mayor Norton and his wife Michelle have lived in Huntington for several years.
The appointment of the new mayor comes following the passing of Guymon. Due to health complications, Guymon passed away on Oct. 12, leaving the vacancy.
Norton steps into the position formally having served the residents of Huntington for the past months as Guymon had stepped away for his health.