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Brown sworn in as Keystone mayor

Photo by Dan Hildebran: Keystone Heights City Manager Terry Suggs swears-in Tony Brown as the city’s mayor on March 6. Brown’s wife Robin holds the Bible that belonged to Brown’s late father.

Monitor Editor

Tony Brown took the oath of office for the mayor of Keystone Heights at the beginning of the March 6 city council meeting.

Brown’s wife Robin held a Bible that belonged to the late father of the new mayor as he repeated the oath read by City Manager Terry Suggs.

Around 30 of Brown’s supporters witnessed the ceremony and cheered the city’s new leader at the conclusion of the formality.

Brown told the assembly he has been in and out of political campaigns since age 14 and his race for mayor was the most difficult campaign he has experienced.

“I do want to give respect to Mayor Hildreth,” he added, referring to former Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth, who Brown defeated in the March 4 election. “She did a good job as mayor, but the people have spoken and it is my job now to go forward and show the leadership that you folks that are here tonight and others in the community have bestowed upon me.”

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