Hello Marion, I hope you are all doing well and gearing up for the holidays. Just remember to take every precaution to make them safe.

The election is over and we are canvassing the votes and certifying the count on Nov. 16. It was an extremely close race and we were fortunate to have had four very experienced and enthusiastic candidates to choose from. I welcome back the new and incumbent council members. We can now concentrate our efforts on running the city to the best of our abilities.

Victor Contreras is the mayor of the city of Marion and writes a monthly column which appears every first Thursday.

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