Marquez elected mayor

DOWNEY - In a brief transition ceremony Wednesday night, Councilman Luis Marquez was unanimously chosen to become the city's next mayor, replacing outgoing Councilwoman Anne Bayer, who was termed out of office this year.Following a one-year term as mayor pro tem, Marquez was next in rotation for the largely ceremonial title of mayor and was expected to be selected for the position. Marquez, formally nominated for mayor by Councilman Roger Brossmer, expressed his gratitude while promising to do his best to represent the city faithfully. "I want to thank my Council colleagues for your vote of confidence," Marquez said. "At our next meeting, I will share my goals for the future, but I'm excited about working with you to help move this city forward." This will be Marquez's first term as mayor since his election to the City Council in 2008. The City Council also unanimously selected Brossmer as Downey's new mayor pro tem. -Christian Brown, staff writer

********** Published: December 9, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 34