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PHOTO: Mayor Rick Graham (right) swears in Clint McCain (left) as a city alderman Tuesday night at City Hall / Photo by Alexander Willis

BY ALEXANDER WILLIS

The Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Alderman have appointed Clint McCain, a Spring Hill resident for more than 10 years, to sit on the board representing Ward One until the city’s elections later this year in April. McCain, who said he has no intentions of running in the April elections, was selected to fill the vacant seat left by former Alderman Chad Whittenburg, who resigned from his position after moving out of Ward One in December.

McCain currently sits on the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission, and works at the Spring Hill Franklin Synergy Bank.

“The main motivating factor is making Spring Hill better, making it the best that we can, and serving the community,” McCain said after being asked what motivated him to take the position. “I’m big on community service, I attend BOMA meetings regularly and try to stay in touch.”

McCain’s appointment means the board again composes of nine members, rather than eight; ideal for any voting body, as to avoid ties during voting sessions.

Four alderman seats will be up for grabs this election, with plenty of newcomers throwing their hats into the ring this year. Candidates not running for reelection include Mayor Rick Graham, who after serving two terms, has said he believes it’s time for new leadership to take the reins, and Vice Mayor Bruce Hull.

Early voting for the 2019 Spring Hill elections will begin on March 22 and end on April 6, with election day landing on April 11. For more details on when and where to vote in the 2019 Spring Hill elections, visit the city’s voting information page by clicking here.