Gomez new Century mayor

Special election will be held Nov. 1 to fill the mayor's vacancy

The Century Town Council voted 3 to 1 to accept Council President Luis Gomez's bid for interim mayor, swore him into office, set the date for a special election for council seat and mayor and voted on a new council president and vice president at its Monday, Aug. 28 special meeting.

Council members Dynette Lewis, Alicia Johnson and Sandra McMurray Jackson voted yes. Councilwoman Shelisa McCall voted no.

Town Clerk Leslie Howington read memos and referrals to the town's existing charter to move forward in the meeting. Boutwell's term expired January of 2025.

Howington said she spoke to Town Att...