New Mayor, Judge and City Council Member Sworn In

<font size=2>Lubbock's new mayor was sworn in this morning in front of a packed house at city hall. Along with him, a brand new city council member and municipal judge. KLBK'S Alison Morris was there. </font>

It was a packed house and a warm welcome to Lubbock's new mayor and council members being sworn in today.


Each pledged teamwork and immediate action.


"You know, it's just absolutely exciting," Mayor Glen Robertson said. "I've been thinking about this for about a year; year and a half. The fact that we're actually here today and going to get started on Monday is just a great feeling."


Mr. Robertson received a standing ovation after taking the oath.


He laid out his goals for the coming months highlighting a need for budget reform.


"Debt, budget and taxes," Robertson said. "No doubt. The budget's going to be very difficult this year. The debt's something we're going to have to start working on immediately."


District 2 councilman Floyd Price maintained his seat taking the oath with his wife by his side.


"I'm just looking forward to working with this new council, the new mayor," Price said. "So we can make sure this city is number one in the United States."


Taking over district 6 is attorney Latrelle Joy.


"I can't think of a higher honor than to serve the city of lubbock and the voters and citizens in district 6," Joy said.  


"There's some really tough projects ahead but I think we can do it if we all work together."


Judge Robert Doty took over for Lubbock Municipal Judge.


There will be a runoff election between incumbent Paul Beane and Jim Gerlt for the district 4 seat to be decided June 23rd.

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