Johnson being sworn in by Rio Dell City Clerk Karen Dunham

Press release from the City of Rio Dell:

Former Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem Gordon Johnson was sworn in to the Rio Dell City Council on the evening of Tuesday, August 6, 2019 following unanimous appointment by the City Council. Johnson will fill the seat until the November 2020 election following the resignation of Councilmember Bryan Richter who resigned due to personal family matters.

Johnson was joined by two other applicants for the position, including Amanda Carter and Alonzo Bradford. Both Carter and Bradford pulled their nominations prior to the Council vote in deference to Johnson.

“I want to welcome Gordon back to the Council.” Stated Rio Dell Mayor Debra Garnes. “He comes back at a time of tremendous change in the City – positive changes that he was a part of getting started. It’s important to have a steady, knowledgeable person like him right now.” Johnson is a registered civil engineer who has focused on building up the city through infrastructure and economic development.

“I want to thank both Amanda Carter and Alonzo Bradford for being willing to step up and I look forward to their continued involvement in the City.” Mayor Garnes concluded. Both Carter and Bradford plan on participating with the City’s newly formed Nuisance Committee moving forward.

Amanda Carter, Gordon Johnson and Alonzo Bradford celebrate after the swearing in