New mayor, trustees elected in Gene Autry special election

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GENE AUTRY, Okla. (KXII) -- The town of Gene Autry has a new board of trustees and mayor after a special election Tuesday evening.

Fifteen of 85 registered voters gathered in the Gene Autry auditorium for a town hall style election.

25-year resident Barbie Morgan and former fire chief David Colaw were elected, and trustee Robert Gulio was also re-elected.

Afterwards, the three were sworn in, and nominated Morgan to be the mayor.

The special election follows two town officials quitting over disputes over the town's form of government, and the mayor's salary.

"At this point, we'll just start from the beginning," Newly appointed mayor Barbie Morgan said. "Figure out what our ordinances need to be in our town, start with rebuilding, and getting the community together as a whole."

Morgan says she does not see the need for the mayor to draw a salary.

Town elections take place every two years.

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