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Newest council member sworn in

Cece Foley Gallegos was sworn in Wednesday as Madera’s newest City Council member.

She was elected in June to fill the remainder of the term of former council member Sally Bomprezzi, who resigned at the end of 2015. Bomprezzi said she quit the council to care for her aging mother. She later became financial officer for the Madera Housing Authority.

Gallegos is a Madera Unified School District teacher, and is vice president of the Madera Unified Teachers Association, the school district’s faculty union.

Gallegos’ term will run until December of 2018.

She represents District 1, which encompasses part of the west side of the city.

Three other council terms will end in December of this year — those of Donald E. Holley, District 6; Derek O. Robinson, District 4; and Andrew J. Medellin, District 2.

Medellin is running for mayor to replace Robert Poythress, whose term will expire in December, and who was elected to the District 3 County Supervisor seat.

Neither Holley nor Robinson has indicated a desire to seek another term, nor has anyone else publicly indicated a desire to seek either of their seats, both of which represent large parts of the east side of the city.

Nor has anyone publicly expressed an interest in Medellin’s council seat, which encompasses an area on the west side of town.

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