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The City of Northport swore in its new mayor and city council representatives in an induction ceremony Monday that saw just two incumbents return to office.

Surrounded by family and friends, Mayor Bobby Herndon and council members Christy Bobo, John Hinton, Jamie Dykes and Jeff Hogg were sworn in the leaders of the city for the next four years. District 2's Woodrow Washington, who beat two-term incumbent and former council president Jay Logan in the August municipal elections, could not attend the ceremony after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Hogg, the one-term incumbent District Five councilman, served as President Pro Tempore under Logan and was nominated by the rest of the members to serve as Council President for this term.

"There's a lot of things going on in Northport that are on the horizon that we can really capitalize on as we move forward," Hogg said. "This group is the one that holds the key to do that so the biggest thing that I want to say tonight is stay the course, stay positive, work together and we will do great things."

The new city council members also thanked their families and friends for their support throughout the election process. Herndon thanked his wife and the rest of his family for their continued support of his campaign. Herndon served as Mayor from 2008 to 2016 before losing his seat to Donna Aaron. 

"I want to thank my family and my wife for putting up with me," Herndon said. "I think we are going to have a great council. There's are a lot of good things on the horizon, things that Councilmen Hogg and Councilmen Hinton have been working on that have started. Some good things coming down the road and I am looking forward to getting to work with them."

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