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Mayor Ed Foster Finally Seated

The Desert Freedom Press
Reprinted with Permission

October 23, 2012

QUARTZSITE, Arizona Over five months after the people of Quartzsite elected Edward Foster back into office, the Quartzsite Town Council caved in to a Writ of Mandamus issued by La Paz County Superior Court Judge Michael Burke and seated the Foster as Mayor.

His oath of office was administered by Municipal Court Judge Lawrence C. King. Foster chaired the remainder of the meeting, which included voting Councilman Michael Jewitt in as Vice Mayor.

The appeals court is currently considering whether to remove Jewitt from office, in an election challenge brought by John Prutch. The case has been given expedited consideration and a ruling is expected any day now.

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