TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Jefferson Hills councillor takes over as interim mayor

Cindy Shegan Keeley | Daily News - Jan Cmar
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Cindy Shegan Keeley | Daily News</em></div>Jan Cmar
submitted - New Jefferson Hills Mayor Janice Cmar is sworn in by council president Christopher King, left, and Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Dwayne Woodruff.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>submitted</em></div>New Jefferson Hills Mayor Janice Cmar is sworn in by council president Christopher King, left, and Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Dwayne Woodruff.
By Tim Karan
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, 2:06 a.m.
 

Jefferson Hills councillors made one of their colleagues the borough's interim mayor on Monday.

Longtime Councilwoman Janice Cmar will finish the term of former mayor Michael Green, who resigned last month. He had served in the office for eight years.

Cmar, 58, is a teacher in Peters Township School District and has served four terms on Jefferson Hills council.

“I'm very humbled and extremely happy about this,” Cmar said. “I've been on council for so long and I just really wanted another challenge.”

Green's term would have ended in December.

Cmar, a Democrat, won her party's nomination for mayor in the May primary with 612 votes, and took the Republican Party's nomination with 182 GOP write-ins, making her unopposed in November's general election.

Council president Chris King had served as interim mayor since Green stepped down, and council vice president James Weber served as interim president.

Councilman Tracey Khalil nominated Cmar to fill Green's vacancy at Monday's meeting, and David Montgomery seconded. Council's approval was unanimous, and Cmar was sworn in by Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Dwayne Woodruff.

Council unanimously approved the appointment of Melissa Barclay to fill Cmar's vacated council seat. Barclay, a Democrat, is unopposed in the November election.

Tim Karan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1970, or tkaran@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read McKeesport

  1. Washington County sex offender pleads guilty to 15 counts
  2. McKeesport man: Ex-girlfriend ‘attempted to run me over’
  3. Mon Valley schools honored for commitment to music education
  4. Responsibility for sinkhole near Glassport remains uncertain
  5. McKeesport teacher among winners at Champions of Learning awards dinner
  6. McKeesport student’s prize-winning song about brother helps ease family’s grief
  7. Mon-Yough area first responders say drivers need to stop, pull over
  8. Program details women’s work in Mon-Yough area mills during World War II
  9. Elizabeth Forward senior builds his own canoe in school’s lab
  10. Police arrest suspect in fatal Wilmerding shooting
  11. Closed Bottom Dollars in Homestead, McKeesport to become Aldi stores