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City board gets three new faces
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There will be sweeping changes at McMinnville City Hall as three new aldermen were elected Tuesday night.Leading the insurgence of new faces is local attorney Ben Newman who garnered 1,419 votes. This is his first run for office.“One of the first things I would like to see done is getting the lights back on around the city,” Newman said, noting the decrease in number of street lights has been a negative for the city. “It was a horrible mistake for them to take them down in the first place.”City fathers chose to remove large numbers of street lights thinking it would save the city money, however, the move turned out to be both controversial and unpopular.Newman said it will be interesting working with both the new and old board members.“I’m looking forward to working with these guys,” Newman said.