Paw Paw council appoints Curry, Pritchard to fill empty seats

Paw Paw’s town council rounded out their numbers on Tuesday, August 3, appointing two residents to fill council seats left empty after their June municipal election. The town ballot was two member shy earlier this summer, and those who were elected got the job of picking who would serve alongside them.

John Pritchard, who ran for mayor in the June election, was appointed to the council, along with George Curry. Council members heard from town residents who had expressed interest in the council positions during a special meeting at 5:30 in Paw Paw Town Hall. They then went into closed session for a short period of time, then came back into open session to vote on the appointments. Town Recorder Jeff Palmer swore in Pritchard and Curry, who immediately took their seats on the council for the town’s regular August meeting.

Paw Paw Town Recorder Jeff Palmer (left) administers the oath of office to appointed council members George Curry and John Pritchard on August 3. Also pictured are council members Earl Meyers Jr., Angie Newlon and Sherry Rowzee.

Paw Paw’s municipal officials are now Mayor Darlene Abe, Recorder Jeff Palmer and council members Angie Newlon, Sherry Rowzee, Earl Meyers Jr., John Pritchard and George Curry.