MULLENS, W.Va. (WVVA) The city of Mullens elected their first female mayor on Tuesday night.
Jenny Ann Lusk beat Reece Neely 263 to 207. She will replace current Mayor John McKinney.
Lusk ran as part of the People’s Party, pledging to fight for grant opportunities and breathe new life into several of the cities dilapidated building. Neely is a current commissioner.
Four commissioners were also selected. There were Alan Mater Mills, Christy Seaton, Nathan England Sr., and David Cox.
In recent weeks, current city officers had to make tough decisions in light of budget shortfalls, opting to turn off 25 percent of the cities street lights instead of putting the cost burden on residents.
The new Mayor and commissioners will take office on July 1st.