Council gets new leaders

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Austin Montgomery/Beloit Daily News (From left): Beloit City Councilor Clinton Anderson and Councilor Regina Dunkin were elected to the council's leadership positions on Tuesday night. Dunkin was named president, and Anderson tapped as vice president.

BELOIT - The Beloit City Council has a new president and vice president, after holding a reorganization meeting Tuesday night.

Councilors voted unanimously to elect Regina Dunkin as council president, while voting 4-3 in favor of naming Clinton Anderson as vice president. Dunkin was nominated by councilor Nancy Forbeck.

Anderson was nominated by councilor Mark Preuschl.

Councilor Beth Jacobsen received three votes for vice president, after being nominated by outgoing president Kevin Leavy.

Councilors will now consider top choices for advisory committee appointments, with Dunkin asking councilors to turn in all applications by April 25.

Just before the council reorganization, councilors Anderson, Sherry Blakeley and Forbeck were sworn in to new terms following the April 2 election in which they ran unopposed.

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